SEYCHELLES GETS MORE SEATS AS TURKISH LAUNCHES FLIGHTS FROM ISTANBUL
(Posted 31st October 2016)
Turkish Airlines earlier today launched flights from Istanbul to Mahe, the Seychelles’ main island with the inaugural flight carrying over 200 passengers and crew.
The Airbus A330 in a two class configuration is the aircraft of choice for Turkish and flights will operate three times a week to start with every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
Seychelles is Turkish Airlines’ 48th destination in Africa and 03rd in the Indian Ocean where the airline also serves Mauritius and Madagascar.
Turkish Airlines’ Chief Marketing Officer Ahmed Olmustur was the ranking official on board the inaugural flight while from the Seychelles’ side it was the Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine Alain St. Ange who represented the government during the welcome function at the international airport.
Turkish has grown very fast over the past few years and now flies to overall 292 destinations around the world with passenger from and to Seychelles having more or less instant connection to 88 of those, including several in key European markets where competitors are not flying to.