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Air Seychelles launches new scenic flights product over Mahé

Air Seychelles has announced the launch of a new “Scenic Flights” product that will allow air travellers to experience panoramic flights over Mahé at low altitudes enabling them to have a bird’s eye view of the most beautiful spots of Seychelles largest island.

The “Scenic Flights” have been carefully developed in cooperation with Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) which has assisted in designing the low altitude routes, as well as, the travel trade and DMCs who will be key distributors of this product, offering more choice of activities to tourists visiting Seychelles.

The first flight is scheduled to take off at 11am on 16 August with a group of travel agents and representatives from the tourism industry onboard.

Starting from Seychelles International Airport, the 30-minute flight will take guests on a North Mahé tour with Cerf Island, Moyenne and Ste Anne islands visible to the right.

The aircraft, a Twin Otter DHC-6 400 with 19 seats, will then continue past the capital of Victoria, following the coastline around the northern point of Mahé to Beau Vallon beach.

The flight will then head past Anse Major, the Baie Ternay marine park and Port Launay, providing unparalleled views of the Morne Seychellois national park, before circling back at Grand Anse beach.

Roy Kinnear, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, said: “With our new “Scenic Flights”, travellers will be able to experience and appreciate the unparalleled beauty of Seychelles from a whole new angle.

“Flying at a low altitude on a Twin Otter aircraft, our service will provide breathtaking views of many famous sights and landmarks of north Mahé, from stunning beaches to the verdant rolling hills of the national park, all framed by the Indian Ocean.

“This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience and we are confident it will appeal to both residents and international visitors who are looking to explore Seychelles from the air.”

“Scenic Flights” will be available for bookings with Seychelles DMC’s as well as directly with Air Seychelles.  For more information, interested parties are invited to contact local DMC’s or Air Seychelles on 439 1000.

About Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles was established in 1978 and began long-haul service in 1983. The airline currently offers international flights to Abu Dhabi, Antananarivo, Johannesburg, Mauritius, Mumbai and Paris. Air Seychelles also offers more than 200 domestic scheduled flights a week throughout the archipelago, including domestic charter services. As the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, Air Seychelles is a pillar of tourism, the island nation’s strongest and growing economic sector. The airline maintains a strategic partnership with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and 40 per cent stakeholder.