Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles will introduce a new baggage policy on its regional network, effective Sunday, 1 July 2018.

Redesigned to better meet the needs of individual travellers, the new baggage structure, which will be implemented across the airlines regional network including Mauritius, Mumbai, Abu Dhabi, Johannesburg and Seychelles, will now be based on the total weight concept instead of the number of bags being checked-in.

As such, guests travelling in Business Class will now be entitled to 40kg of checked baggage while Economy Class guests will be entitled to 30kg.  Guests travelling with Air Seychelles to Abu Dhabi connecting onto the Etihad Airways onward flight to their final destination will enjoy the 40kg both in Economy Class and Business Class during the entire journey.

In addition to the checked in baggage, Business Class guests are entitled to 12kg of hand luggage allowance, while Economy Class guests will be allowed to bring on board a total of 7kg.

As the new baggage policy will take effect for tickets issued from Sunday, 1 July, guests who have purchased their ticket before that date, will still be entitled to the old baggage policy outlined on their tickets.

Remco Althuis, Chief Executive Officer Air Seychelles, said: “Switching from the piece concept to a total weight based baggage structure will align Air Seychelles with the industry best practice currently being implemented by other airlines worldwide.

“As part of the baggage policy review, we have also made the excess baggage rates more attractive, varying from the most attractive rates available on to last minute airport purchase.”

For additional information guests are invited to visit or contact the Air Seychelles Call Centre on +248 4391000 or via email at

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 Colombo 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.

In 2023, Air Seychelles was awarded the coveted titles of ‘World’s Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean’, at the 30th edition of the World Travel Awards as well as, ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Economy Class’ and ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Brand’


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