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Air Seychelles recorded the busiest travel period on its domestic network in 2016, with over 4,500 guests flying between Mahé and Praslin for the Feast of Assumption holiday weekend.

In anticipation of the high travel demand for the popular Roman Catholic holiday, the airline operated 15 additional return flights between Friday 12 August and Monday 15 August, with a total of 146 return services being flown over the four-day period.

Roy Kinnear, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, said: “We are pleased to have supported the local community in celebrating the Feast of Assumption, which was also a great opportunity for tourists to experience the traditions and customs of Seychelles.

“The extra domestic flights were added to match the level of interest in the market and were met with a fantastic response.

“Additional staff was on duty and more shifts introduced on both Praslin and Mahe Domestic terminal to handle the extra flights.”

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 Tel Aviv, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Mauritius, and Maldives with state of the art Airbus A320neo’s. 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.

In 2022, Air Seychelles managed to retain the most coveted title of ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline’ at the 29th edition of the World Travel Awards as well as, ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Airline Business Class', 'Indian Ocean's Leading Cabin Crew' and 'Indian Ocean's Leading Airline Lounge.'