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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:

 

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, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, was established in 1978 and began long-haul service in 1983. As the main driver of tourism in Seychelles, it is a core pillar of the national economy.

The airline offers international flights to Johannesburg, Mauritius, Mumbai and Tel Aviv as well as charter services on demand. On the domestic network, Air Seychelles operates daily domestic flights between Mahe and Praslin as well as charter services throughout the archipelago.

In 2020, Air Seychelles won the most coveted title of ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline’ at the World Travel Awards. The full service carrier was also recognized as ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Airline - Business Class’ and ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Cabin Crew ’at World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Winners Day.