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Air Seychelles to start flights to Mumbai

MUMBAI

Air Seychelles, the national airlines of the Republic of Seychelles will commence direct flights to Mumbai from December 2 this year.

Subject to regulatory approvals, the new three times per week service will be operated by a two-class Airbus A320 aircraft, configured with 16 business class and 120 economy class seats. Air Seychelles’ new service brings the number of regional destinations served by the airline to five, along with Antananarivo, Dar es Salaam, “Bringing Mumbai into our growing organic network is also a direct result of our strategic partnership with Etihad Airways, and how together, we have worked to increase travel options for the benefit of our combined customers, whilst benefiting trade and tourism at each end…,”says Manoj Papa, Air Seychelles’ Chief Executive Officer.

Flights from the Seychelles, which enjoy two-way connections from Mauritius, Johannesburg, Antananarivo and Dar es Salaam, depart Seychelles International Airport in Mahé at 8:45pm on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, arriving at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai at 2.55 am the following morning.

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