More regional flights boost inter island connectivity among Vanilla Island members


(Posted 15th April 2015)

Inter-island air capacity is set to rise from the 28th of this month when Air Seychelles will add a fourth weekly flight between Mauritius and Mahe, reflecting the increase in demand for travel between the two islands.

While most of the passengers are said to be either Seychellois or Mauritian do tourists also take advantage to visit another one of the Vanilla Islands, of which both the Seychelles and Mauritius are founder members.

The airline clearly is on the roll as two other new destinations, only launched in early December last year, Antananarivo and Mumbai, are also due to see another flight added, all operated on Air Seychelles’Airbus A320 aircraft. Mumbai will get a fourth flight a week, also commencing on the 28th of April, just like Mauritius, while Antananarivo will get a third weekly flight from the beginning of July, subject to regulatory approvals being secured in time. Dar es Salaam will for the time being remain on two weekly flights.

The added flight to Mumbai is expected to increase the number of Indian visitors considerably as domestic connections to link to the Air Seychelles’ departure are available through partner airline Jet Airways, which is also part of the Etihad family. For more details on changed departure times, the added traffic days and more click on

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