Shortly after introduction of the fourth weekly service to Johannesburg, Air Seychelles has decided to further enhance its non-stop regional service to South Africa’s largest city with a fifth weekly frequency starting from 17 March, 2016.
The new service is scheduled to operate on Thursdays, increasing the already existing four-per-week service (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and offering a greater travel choice to guests travelling between South Africa and Seychelles.
Roy Kinnear, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, said: “We are thrilled to announce the fifth weekly service to Johannesburg which increases the choice of days of the week for our guests and carriage of cargo and personal goods.
“The Thursday service will be operated on an Airbus A320 aircraft, which will boost the available capacity on that route to 868 seats per week.
“Additionally, guests travelling to Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth or Cape Town, with our codeshare partner South African Airways will now have more choice and better access to onward connections.”
Flight schedule for services between Seychelles and Johannesburg, with new Thursday service effective 17 March, 2016:
Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun
Airbus A320 on Wed, Thurs, Sat
Airbus A330 on Fri, Sun
Note: All times 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’.