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Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, will this month mark another milestone when it replaces its legacy reservation and check-in system with the Sabre Reservation and Check-in system at Seychelles International and Praslin Airports on Saturday, 19 March, 2016.

Roy Kinnear, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, said:  “Once complete, this important systems upgrade will enhance the Air Seychelles guest experience at all travel touch points, streamline how we handle our guests, deliver functionality for check-in, and ultimately, provide a new and more efficient departure control system for our staff at our hub.”

The first service to be handled under the new platform will be on 19 March, flight HM3143 from Praslin to Mahe, at 2.20 pm, while the first international flight to be handled in Sabre will be HM18 Seychelles to Abu Dhabi, departing  at 8.25pm same day.  Full systems migration is expected to be complete by 21 March.

To ensure a smooth check-in experience during the cutover period, Air Seychelles would like all passengers flying from Seychelles between 19 and 21 March to note the following:

  • For guests travelling on international flights, arrive at Seychelles airport at least three hours ahead of the scheduled flight departure time;
  • For guests travelling on domestic flights, arrive at Seychelles domestic and Praslin airports at least one hour ahead of the scheduled flight departure time;
  • Bring a printed copy of their booking confirmation and/or travel itinerary with them to the airport;
  • All guests travelling domestically or internationally this weekend are advised to have purchased their tickets before Saturday, 19 March, 2016.

Mr. Kinnear concluded:  “The team at Air Seychelles is well prepared and fully focused on this important technology upgrade project and we look forward to ensuring a smooth and successful cutover.”

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, Johannesburg, Mauritius and Mumbai. Air Seychelles also offers more than 350 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.