Effective Wednesday, 7 April 2021, Air Seychelles will resume passenger flights from Seychelles to India’s largest city and financial centre, Mumbai after one year of absence on the route.
The twice weekly flights to be operated by the airline’s A320neo aircraft of 154 Economy and 12 Business Class seats, follows the air bubble agreement between India and the Seychelles allowing the two countries to operate commercial passenger services.
The flights set to depart the Seychelles International Airport in the late evening on Wednesdays and Saturdays will arrive in Mumbai in the early morning hours, allowing travellers the opportunity to easily connect to their onward domestic flights.
The returning flights scheduled from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport to be operated on Thursdays and Saturdays with early morning arrival in the Seychelles, will provide visitors from India a full day to plan their activities on the island.
In line with the COVID-19 measures, travellers to Mumbai must hold a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate taken no more than 72 hours before departure, in addition to self-reporting on the airsuvidha portal and undergoing 14 days home quarantine. As each city may have specific entry requirements, travellers with onward domestic connections are requested to verify the guidelines of their final destination prior to departure.
Indian nationals including nationals of Nepal or Bhutan holding a valid visa of the destination country are permitted to travel on these flight subject to no travel restriction at country of destination.
For those travelling to the Seychelles, apart from holding a negative PCR test certificate prior to departure, the mandatory Health Travel Authorization at seychelles.govtas.com must also be completed. Flights are already on sale via airseychelles.com and through travel agents.
The flight schedule from Seychelles to Mumbai effective 7 April, 2021 is are as follows:
|HM260||Seychelles||Mumbai||2210hrs||0415hrs||Wednesdays and Saturdays|
|HM261||Mumbai||Seychelles||0515hrs||0810hrs||Thursdays and Sundays|
All flights will be subjected to the approval of the government, regulatory as well as that of the health authorities at each destination. Times shared on the schedule is the local time at each destination.
About Air Seychelles
The Seychelles national carrier has been flying for over 45 years. Wholly owned by the Government of Seychelles, the carrier operates regionally from its home in Mahe to Tel Aviv, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Mauritius, and Maldives with state of the art Airbus A320neo’s. Domestically the carrier operates up to 30 roundtrips a day to Praslin, the second largest island in the archipelago, along with various charters to other islands on its twin-otter fleet.
In 2022, Air Seychelles managed to retain the most coveted title of ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline’ at the 29th edition of the World Travel Awards as well as, ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Airline Business Class', 'Indian Ocean's Leading Cabin Crew' and 'Indian Ocean's Leading Airline Lounge.'