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  • First flight from Bucharest set to arrive in the Seychelles on Friday, 30 April 2021.
  • Building the link between Bucharest and the Seychelles, supporting tourism and economic growth on the island.

Air Seychelles will operate a series of new charter flights from Romania’s capital city and most important commercial center, Bucharest, commencing Friday, 30 April 2021.

The 9 hour flight, to be operated by the airlines A320neo aircraft with 168 seats, will make an intermediate stop at Cairo International Airport for refueling before continuing onto Seychelles.

Scheduled until Monday, 17 May 2021, the flight is expected to bring over 500 visitors into the Seychelles.

To support tourism and economic growth on the island and to further build the link between Bucharest and the Seychelles, the national carrier will also operate additional charter services inAugust and December on this route.

Remco Althuis, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, said:

“Since the reopening of Seychelles to the world, visitors have been looking at destinations providing ease of access upon entry for their travel. Seychelles is now becoming an increasingly attractive destination and as the flag carrier, it is important that we seize business opportunities once available to recover and sustain our operations. We are pleased to establish the bridge with Romania through the charter opportunities to support tourism, trade and economic development in the Seychelles.”

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.