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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:

Flight #

Origin

Departs

Destination

Arrives

Days

Aircraft

HM061

Seychelles (SEZ)

9:25

Johannesburg (JNB)

12:35

Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun

Airbus A320 on Wed, Thurs, Sat

Airbus A330 on Fri, Sun

HM060

Johannesburg (JNB)

14:00

 

Seychelles (SEZ)

20:55

 

Note: All times 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.