Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, is set to enhance its flight schedule with convenient new flight timings and will introduce an additional service between Seychelles and Johannesburg to meet seasonal demand over the busy end-of-year period.

Effective Sunday, 1 November 2015, the new schedule will see flight HM061, the airline's existing three-flights-per-week service to Johannesburg, which operates on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, move from the present 8.10am departure to 9.25am, to arrive at Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg at 12.35pm. On the return, flight HM060 from Johannesburg will now depart at 2.00pm, and is scheduled to arrive in the Seychelles at 8.55pm, rather than the current time of 7.30pm.

In addition to these scheduled services, Air Seychelles will also introduce an additional flight each week between Seychelles and Johannesburg, which will operate every Tuesday between 15 December 2015 and 5 January 2016.

Roy Kinnear, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, said: “We are pleased to provide guests with four additional flights between Johannesburg and Seychelles during the busy end-of-year season to meet the strong travel demand from this important city.

“The new Tuesday services will add more than 1,000 seats on the route which, combined with our flights on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, offer guests more choice and convenience when travelling for their holidays over the busy Christmas and New Year period.”

In addition to flying between Seychelles and Johannesburg, travellers can also take advantage of the domestic flights operated by codeshare partner South African Airways, between Johannesburg and Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban and East London.

Seats on the new service operating on 15, 22 and 29 December 2015, as well as 5 January 2016, are now open for sale and can be purchased by contacting the Air Seychelles Contact Centre on +248 439 1000, through the Air Seychelles website on or by calling the official Air Seychelles representative in South Africa, Border Air, on +27 11 326 4443.

Flight schedule for additional services between Seychelles and Johannesburg: 

Flight #









Seychelles (SEZ)

Johannesburg (JNB)



Tue, 15 Dec 2015

Tue, 22 Dec 2015

Tue, 29 Dec 2015

Tue, 05 Jan  2016

  Airbus A320



Johannesburg (JNB)

Seychelles (SEZ)





All timings local 

About Air Seychelles

The Seychelles’ national carrier has been flying for over 45 years. Wholly owned by the Government of Seychelles, the carrier operates regionally from its home in Mahe to Colombo, Tel Aviv, Johannesburg, Mumbai and Mauritius with state- of-the-art Airbus A320NEOs. Domestically the carrier operates up to 30 roundtrips a day to Praslin, the second largest island in the archipelago, along with various charters to other islands on its twin-otter fleet.  Air Seychelles offers ground handling services to major commercial and private airlines at its base in Mahe, Seychelles.  

In 2024, Air Seychelles was awarded the coveted titles of ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Airline - Economy Class 2024’ at the 31st edition of the World Travel Awards as well as ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Cabin Crew 2024.’


Information contained in this press release is accurate at the time of publication.