Air Seychelles has today announced that as from next week the airline will start to operate special passenger flights from Seychelles to India, providing Indian citizens the opportunity to return to their home.
The flights set to take place between 20 and 30 July 2020, will be operated to three cities across India including Chennai, Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
Note, only valid Indian Passport holders, Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) Cardholders on any compelling reasons, and other foreigners as per Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India’s OM No. 25022/24/2020-FV/FI dated 12 June, 2020 and 1 June, 2020 shall be allowed to travel from Seychelles to these three destinations subject to necessary clearances.
As part of the preventive measure against the spread of COVID-19, all passengers will need to wear their own masks when at the airport and on board the aircraft at all times. Passengers will also need to follow strict guidelines during check-in, boarding, in-flight and upon disembarkation.
As passengers will not be allowed to travel on the flights from India to Seychelles, the returning sectors will be an all-based cargo operation.
Flight schedule from Seychelles to Chennai on Monday, 20 July, 2020 is as follows:
|HM8268||Seychelles||Chennai||0900hrs||1500hrs||Monday, 20 July, 2020|
Flight schedule from Seychelles to Mumbai on Monday, 27 July, 2020 is as follows:
|HM8270||Seychelles||Mumbai||0900hrs||1500hrs||Monday, 27 July, 2020|
Flight schedule from Seychelles to Ahmedabad and Mumbai on Thursday, 30 July, 2020 is as follows:
|HM8266||Seychelles||Ahmedabad||0900hrs||1525hrs||Thursday, 30 July, 2020|
|HM8266||Ahmedabad||Mumbai||1625hrs||1725hrs||Thursday, 30 July, 2020|
The above schedule is in the local time at each destination.
*All flights will be subjected to the approval of the government at each destination including regulatory approval as well as that of the health authorities.
About Air Seychelles
The Seychelles' national carrier was incorporated in 1977 and was formally named 'Air Seychelles' in 1978. The airline began long-haul operations in 1983 and continues to remain one of the tourism pillars contributing towards the island's strongest growing economic sector.
In 2021, Air Seychelles managed to retain the most coveted title of ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline’ at the World Travel Awards including, ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Airline - Business Class and Indian Ocean's Leading Cabin Crew . The airline also marked a historic milestone at the 28th edition of the World Travel Awards for having its premium lounge recognised for the first time ever as ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Lounge 2021’.