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About the airline
Founded in 1977, Air Seychelles (www.airseychelles.com) is the flag carrier of the Republic of Seychelles. The airline’s headquarters and primary air hub are situated at Seychelles International Airport on the island of Mahe. Employing around 650 full time staff members by as early as 2014, the airline is one of the key drivers of tourism in the country, thus functioning as one of its key economic pillars. During the same year, the airline reported annual revenues of USD 106.9 million, with a profit of USD 3.2 million. The airline is 60% owned by the Government of Seychelles, with Etihad Airways owning a 40% stake in the airline.
The latter was acquired during a 2012 deal valued at USD 45 million. The deal formed the basis of a strategic equity partnership between the two airlines. Since then, Fly Air Seychelles has upgraded its fleet, leveraged Etihad’s resources, and also tapped into the latter’s global flight network to maximize operational efficiencies and boost profits.
By June 2017, the airline was flying to around 38 regional and international destinations. It is renowned as one of the best airline liveries in the world, flying under the slogan “Flying The Creole Spirit”.
The airline also faces increased international competition from Ethiopian Airlines, who recently increased their flight frequency to the Seychelles as well.
Booking your own Seychelles Airways flights online
Thanks to FLYAirlines, booking your own flights to the Seychelles from SA is a breeze. Simply type in your departure airport and destination – typically Mahe – into the above flight booking form, as well as your preferred flight dates. Simply select the cheapest airfare and complete the booking within two minutes – it’s as simple as that!
Best of all, you don’t need to deal with a travel agent unless you want to, and you can book online 24/7, 365.
Air Seychelles 2017 specials
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the latest Air Seychelles deals and discount airfares. At present (being June 2017 into July 2017, you can fly from Mahe to Paris from only EUR 865, from Johannesburg to Abu Dhabi from only R6,349, Copenhagen to Mauritius from only EUR 3,940, Dammam to Mahe from only SAR 4,052, Mahe to Mauritius from only GBP 807, Johannesburg to Mahe from only SCR 7,813. To check out the latest specials direct from Fly Air Seychelles, click here.
Key flight routes and destinations
Within Africa, Air Seychelles flies to Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban within SA, Nairobi and Mombasa in Kenya, Antananarivo in Madagascar, Saint-Denis in Reunion, Port Louis in Mauritius, Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, Male in the Maldives and Moroni in the Comoros.
The airline’s European destinations include Amsterdam, Munich, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Paris, Rome, Copenhage and Zurich. Additional international destinations include Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the UAE, Bahrain, Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Moscow, Mumbai, Singapore and Tel Aviv.
Domestically, Air Seychelles flies to both Praslin and Mahe.
Business Class passengers enjoy a baggage allowance from 40kg to two pieces of baggage at 32kg per bag, depending on ticket class. Economy Class passengers are entitled to either one bag weighing 23kg, or two bags of 23kg each, depending on fare class.
Air Seychelles operates Economy Class and Business Class cabins aboard their Airbus A320 and Airbus A330 series aircraft.
As of June 2017, Air Seychelles has had codeshare agreements in place with South African Airways, Etihad Airways, Jet Airways, Air France, Alitalia, Air Berline, Air Madagascar, Air Serbia and Virgin Australia.
The 2017 fleet
As of June 2017, the airline operates a fleet of 10 aircraft, consisting of 2 Airbus A320-200s, 2 Airbus A330-200s and 6 DHC-6 Series 400 Twin Otters.
Online check in
Checking in online means less times spent queuing at the airport, and enables you to choose your own seat up from 24 hours up to 1 hour ahead of departure. To check in for your next Air Seychelles international flight online, click here.
Contact in Air Seychelles
South Africa Telephone: +27 11 781 21 41
Johannesburg International Telephone: +27 11 452 0932
Seychelles Telephone: +248 439 1000
France Telephone: +33 0 974 755 010
Germany Telephone: +49 693 807 91 191
Mauritius Telephone: +230 402 4905
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Web: www.airseychelles.com – NOT www.flyairseychelles.com or www.airseychelles.co.za