Emirates has announced it will step up its operations to the Seychelles by increasing services to double daily later this year.
The introduction of two more flights per week on the route into the Seychelles will increase the existing 12 scheduled flights to fourteen bringing operations to double daily from the October 28th this year.
“Emirates’ decision to commit two additional scheduled flights a week is a clear indication of customer demand, both for our award-winning product and the wealth of attractions that this popular destination has to offer,” said Orhan Abbas, Emirates’ senior vice president, commercial operations, Latin America, Central and Southern Africa.
“Emirates’ expanded schedule provides better connectivity and a wider choice for our customers connecting through Dubai.
“These additional seats every week are central to helping us meet the growing demand and support the Seychelles tourism industry,” he continued.
Emirates operates an Airbus A340-500 on the route, offering customers a choice of cabins with 12 luxurious private suites in First Class, 42 deeply reclining Business Class seats and plenty of room to relax in Economy Class, where there are 204 seats available.
“On behalf of the ministry of tourism and culture and the Seychelles Tourism Board, I congratulate Emirates on the announcement that Seychelles will be served with two additional flights per week, offering customers excellent choice with its three-class configuration.
“This is indeed good news for our tourism industry which remains the pillar of our country’s economy.
“Emirates has been a strong partner for us and the increase of flights to double daily shows the commitment of the airline to the Seychelles.
“It also indicates Emirates’ belief that the Seychelles tourism industry is today, more than ever before, on a firm footing,” said Alain St. Ange, minister of tourism and culture for the Seychelles.