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Air Seychelles has announced that it will operate 21 additional return flights between Mahé and Praslin in support of the Feast of Assumption taking place on La Digue.

The Feast of Assumption is a Roman Catholic holiday that falls on 15 August and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, who is the patron saint of the island of La Digue.

The flights have been scheduled from Friday 14 to Monday 17 August, providing an additional 714 seats, to facilitate travel for residents and tourists wishing to attend the annual religious celebration.

Roy Kinnear, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles said: “The Feast of Assumption is an important cultural event in the national calendar that attracts hundreds of people every year.

“We are delighted to meet the high travel demand for the festival, especially from residents of Mahé, by operating 21 additional flights.

“These flights are quick, taking only 15 minutes on our modern Twin Otter aircraft, and have been conveniently timed for the mid to late afternoon on both days.”

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’.