Ethiopian Airlines ups frequencies to the Seychelles


(Posted 01st June 2017)

Ethiopian Airlines yesterday announced that come December 06th this year will they add a sixth weekly flight between Addis Ababa and Mahe, the main island of the Seychelles archipelago.
Flights will then operate every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, leaving Addis Ababa at 09.30 hrs in the morning and returning to Addis at 20.30 hrs, giving optimum connectivity from the airline’s African and international network for passengers destined to the paradise islands.
The Chief Commercial Officer Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Busera Awel, said when making the announcement: ‘Air transport being a vital component of the tourist appeal and the driving factor for economic growth in general, we have been serving our continent for seven decades, offering convenient connectivity options to more than 54 African cities. Seychelles being Africa’s premier tourist destination, with the natural attractions of the archipelagos, we have now added a sixth weekly service to provide more options for passengers flying from any part of the world to Seychelles and vice versa through our strategic hub at Addis Ababa. As per our growth strategy, vision 2025, we shall continue to increase our presence in Africa, so as to better promote and facilitate growth in the business and tourism sectors‘.Key stakeholders in the Seychelles were prompt to welcome the announcement given the added seats on offer for the next high season, adding further capacity over and above already announced frequency increases or new flights to the Seychelles by other airlines.
No word could be obtained from Kenya Airways which signed a partnership deal with Seychelles Tourism a few weeks ago and was also expected to add at least one additional flight to the islands, up from the presently four per week between Nairobi and Mahe.
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