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Air Seychelles’ non-stop service between Paris and Seychelles landed at Seychelles early this morning after an overnight flight.

Flight HM 17 touched down at 6:10 am local time and was greeted by a traditional water-cannon salute on arrival.

Roy Kinnear, Chief Executive Officer Air Seychelles, and Sherin Naiken, Chief Executive Officer Seychelles Tourism Board, 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 Paris on Monday, Thursday and Saturday to arrive the next morning in Seychelles, 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.

Each guest onboard was presented with a certificate and a key-ring commemorating the inaugural flight.

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:

 

Flight #

Origin

Destination

Departs

Arrives

Days

Paris

HM 16

Seychelles (SEZ)

Paris (CDG)

21:40

06:05+1

Wednesday

Friday

Sunday

HM 17

Paris (CDG)

Seychelles (SEZ)

18:00

06:10+1

Monday

Thursday

Saturday

 

Note: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time.

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.