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Air Seychelles has today announced that the airline will be adjusting its Johannesburg, Maldives and Tel Aviv flights schedule, following new travel bans imposed by these countries, in an effort to prevent the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant.

To allow Israeli citizens currently in the Seychelles the opportunity to return home, Air Seychelles will operate three flights from Seychelles to Ben Gurion International Airport on Monday 29 November, Wednesday 1 December and Monday 6 December. Flight HM22 will depart Seychelles International Airport at 1730hrs to arrive in Israel at 2150hrs.

HM22 on Tuesday, 30 November between Seychelles and Tel Aviv has been cancelled and passengers booked on this date are advised to contact their travel agency, the airlines call center via email at callcentre@airseychelles.com or call +2484391000 to be transferred on the flight departing Seychelles on Wednesday, 1 December, 2021. After 6 December 2021, all flights between Tel Aviv and Seychelles have been cancelled until Monday, 20 December, 2021.

For passengers bound to South Africa, Air Seychelles will operate three flights on 1, 5 and 13 December, 2021 departing Seychelles at 9.25hrs to arrive at O R Tambo International Airport at 12.30hrs. Due to restrictions imposed by the Seychelles health authorities on visitors entering Seychelles from South Africa, only passengers receiving a Health Travel Approval will be allowed on the returning flight departing Johannesburg at 1350hrs to arrive in Seychelles at 2045hrs. Flights between Seychelles and South Africa will return to its normal schedule as of 15 December 2021, subject to government approval.

All flights to Mauritius and Mumbai with onward connections to Johannesburg will remain as scheduled whilst the airline continues to monitor the situation across its network to resume commercial services as soon as the situation improves.

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’.