Air Austral announces return to the Seychelles in 2014


(Posted 23rd December 2013)

From the 23rd of June onwards, in other words in six months from today, will Air Austral make a return to the Seychelles with direct flights from Roland Garros International Airport in St. Denis, Reunion’s capital, to Mahe, the main island of the Seychelles’ archipelago.

The announcement was made yesterday by the management of Air Austral, in the presence of the Seychelles’ Tourism and Culture Minister Alain St. Ange and the President of the Region of La Reunion, Didier Robert.

The final touches were put on the agreement during Reunion’s festival of the abolition of slavery, known as ‘Liberte Metisse’, for which the Seychelles had come with a large delegation to support on of the Vanilla Islands’ main calendar events of the year.

Flights will operate every Wednesday and Monday and negotiations to conclude a code share agreement with Air Seychelles for these flights are progressing and it is anticipated that an agreement will be reached soon between the two airlines.

Didier Robert, on the occasion of the announcement, had this to say: ‘This good news will reinforce the links between the two islands and it will enhance the economic development. Minister Alain St.Ange, the Minister of Tourism and Culture of the Seychelles on his part said that this announcement will be well received by the People of Seychelles, adding: Our island’s tourism industry will benefit from this opportunity and we have given our commitment to work with Air Austral to develop the route for the benefit of the airline and for the consolidation for the Seychelles Tourism Industry’.

(Seen here are from left to right President Didier Robert, the CEO of Air Austral Mr. Marie-Joseph Male and Seychelles Tourism and Culture Minister Alain St. Ange)