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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

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.