Air Seychelles’ first non-stop service between Seychelles and Paris landed at Charles de Gaulle Airport early this morning after an overnight flight.
Flight HM 16 touched down at 6:05 am local time and was greeted by a traditional water-cannon salute on arrival.
Manoj Papa, Air Seychelles, Bernadette Willemin, Director for Europe at the Seychelles Tourism Board, HE Lionel Majesté-Larrouy, Ambassador of France to Seychelles, and Emmanuel Perrot, Head of Commercial Development at Charles de Gaulle Airport ABCD Terminals, participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the arrival gate to celebrate the commencement of the new service.
The three-per-week service, which departs Seychelles on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday to arrive in Paris the next morning, replaces a previous twice-weekly service via Abu Dhabi.
The flight is operated on a modern Airbus A330-200 aircraft with 18 Business Class and 236 Economy Class seats.
Guests onboard the inaugural flight were presented with certificates, a key-ring and a personalised photograph to commemorate the historic occasion.
To purchase flight tickets between Seychelles and Paris CDG, visit www.airseychelles.com, dial +248 439 10 00 in Seychelles or +33 1 71 70 33 21 in France.
Paris flight schedule, effective 1 July 2015:
Note: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time.
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’.