Air Seychelles has announced that it will operate 15 additional return flights between Mahé and Praslin in support of the Feast of Assumption taking place on La Digue.
The Feast of Assumption is a Roman Catholic holiday that falls on 15 August and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, who is the patron saint of the island of La Digue.
The flights have been scheduled between Friday 12 and Monday 15 August, providing an additional 480 seats, to facilitate travel for tourists and residents wishing to attend the annual religious celebration.
Roy Kinnear, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles said: “The Feast of Assumption is an important cultural event in the national calendar that attracts hundreds of people every year.
“We are delighted to meet the high travel demand for the festival, especially from residents of Mahé, by operating 15 additional flights over and above our expanded summer domestic program which already had an additional 84 services introduced.
“These flights are quick, taking only 15 minutes on our Twin Otter aircraft, and have been conveniently timed for the mid to late afternoon on all four days.”
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.