Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has announced it will launch flights to Paris on 2 July 2014 and tickets are now on sale.
The two return services per week will operate from the Seychelles to Paris via Abu Dhabi, with Air Seychelles deploying its brightly-coloured Airbus A330-200 aircraft on the route, offering 18 lie-flat seats in Business Class and 236 seats in Economy Class.
Manoj Papa, Air Seychelles’ Chief Executive Officer, said: “Our return to Paris marks another milestone in Air Seychelles’ journey of growing its international operations by flying to and from key markets.
“France has deep cultural and historical ties with the Seychelles and these new flights will allow more travellers to visit our island nation both for business and for leisure.
“The response from stakeholders has been great. Travel agents, tour operators and business partners now have additional choice and accessibility options, which will help to further promote what the Seychelles has to offer.
“Furthermore, guests will soon experience the world-famous Creole warmth and hospitality to and from the French capital.”
Joel Morgan, Minister for Home Affairs and Transport, and Chairman of Air Seychelles’ Board, said: "I am delighted the French Civil Aviation Authorities have granted approval for our flights to Paris, which build on the already strong ties between our two countries.
“Air Seychelles’ return to Paris has been a key target of our long-term business strategy, and thanks to our equity partner, Etihad Airways, we have been able to launch the flights faster than may have been achieved otherwise.
“I am pleased that we have been able to respond to the demands for links to Paris from stakeholders and tourism partners, locally and overseas.”
Beyond Paris, Air Seychelles offers guests connections to and from more than 50 cities in 23 countries across Europe.
For further information and bookings, visit www.airseychelles.com , call +248 439 10 00 in Seychelles or +33 1 71 70 33 21 from France.
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About Air Seychelles
Air Seychelles was established in 1978 and began long-haul service in 1983. The airline currently offers international flights to Abu Dhabi, Johannesburg, Mauritius and Mumbai. Air Seychelles also offers more than 350 domestic scheduled flights a week throughout the archipelago, including domestic charter services. As the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, Air Seychelles is a pillar of tourism, the island nation’s strongest and growing economic sector. The airline maintains a strategic partnership with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and 40 per cent stakeholder.