Air Seychelles will take delivery of its first Airbus A320 aircraft in December, which will allow the airline to enhance its international flight schedule.
The changes, expected to start on 1 December, include increased weekly frequencies between Seychelles and Abu Dhabi, more capacity on flights to Mauritius, and revised schedules for routes to and from Johannesburg (South Africa), Mauritius, and Paris (France).
The two-cabin Airbus A320 aircraft, a wet lease from partner Etihad Airways, will be configured with 16 seats in Business Class and 120 in Economy Class, and will allow Air Seychelles to extend the depth and breadth of its network.
From December, Mauritius services will move to a morning departure from Seychelles, operating on Monday, Friday and Saturday, with the Saturday service flown by the island carrier’s Airbus A330-200 aircraft, providing 29% more seat capacity.
Paris services operated by Air Seychelles’ Airbus A330-200 wide-body aircraft will depart Paris Charles de Gaulle airport on Wednesday and Saturday, arriving in Seychelles Thursday and Sunday. Similarly, flights to Paris will depart Seychelles on Tuesday and Friday, arriving in Paris the following day.
Johannesburg’s three weekly wide-body services will operate on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, offering a new weekend option for guests.
Air Seychelles’ services between Abu Dhabi and Seychelles will increase from 14 to 18 flights per week, while partner Etihad Airways will continue to operate three return services per week on the same route, offering customers a choice of 24 weekly flights between Seychelles and Abu Dhabi.