Seychelles aviation breaking news – D-Day for Air Seychelles as launch of Abu Dhabi flights imminent now


This Sunday is a big day for friends, staff, management and board of directors of Air Seychelles, when the airline is commencing operations to Abu Dhabi. Initially the airlines B767-300 will serve the route twice a week in conjunction with Etihad, which in turn is operating four flights a week on an A320 aircraft.
It is anticipated that by summer there will be a third Air Seychelles flight to Abu Dhabi, all in code share with Etihad, which has earlier in the year bought 40 percent of the shares in the Seychellois national airline.
The close cooperation between the two airlines is now offering more flights from more European and international gateways for Air Seychelles than ever before, way beyond their erstwhile ports of call in London, Paris, Milan and Rome, as EVERY Etihad destination is now open for taking tourists to the Creole island paradise of the Seychelles. When Singapore was cut, the first long haul route to go, things looked grim for Air Seychelles but with the new management in place, sufficient working capital injected and codeshared flights to all corners of the world now, only the sky seems the limit to bring ever more visitors to the islands.
A large contingent of onlookers is expected at Mahes international airport on Sunday 10th of March, when the first flight is launched and a traditional aviation welcome is guaranteed at the other end in Abu Dhabi when the aircraft taxies to the parking position and gets the water arc greeting as all inaugural flights do receive.
Congratulations to Air Seychelles for getting back into the game and for flying the Creole Spirit once again into the wider world.

2 Responses

  1. I believe the aircraft to be utilized initially by SEY on the SEZ-AUH-SEZ route will be the company’s existing B767-300ER, not a “B737-300” as mentioned in article, and that it will depart SEZ Monday, March 12 on the inaugural flight, not “Sunday 10th of March”.

    The published schedule is:

    SEY018 SEZ 15:40 AUH 20:10 MON FRI
    SEY019 AUH 09:00 SEZ 13:35 TUE SAT

    Good luck to SEY on its new route and to its “rebirth” with its new strategic and code share partner.

    Glen — YUL