According to eTurboNews, Air Seychelles has announced the launch of direct flights to Mumbai, India’s financial, commercial and entertainment capital, commencing 2 December.
Subject to regulatory approvals, the new three weekly services will be operated by a two-class Airbus A320 aircraft, configured with 16 Business Class and 120 Economy Class seats.
Air Seychelles’ new service is in addition to the airline’s existing destinations: Antananarivo (Madagascar), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Johannesburg (South Africa) and Mauritius.
The early morning arrivals and departures in Mumbai will allow passengers travelling in either direction connections between Mumbai and a large number of cities throughout India, including Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kochi.
Flights from the Seychelles, which enjoy two-way connections from Mauritius, Johannesburg, Antananarivo and Dar es Salaam, depart Seychelles International Airport in Mahé at 20h45 on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, arriving in Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai at 02h55 the following morning.
On the return leg, flights from Mumbai depart at 04h00 on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, arriving in Mahé at 07h00 the same day.