From March 24, 2018, British Airways will start direct flights to Seychelles from Heathrow Terminal 5. This will make the British carrier the only airline in the world offering non-stop service on the route. It will be a twice-a-week service (Wednesdays and Saturdays) from March to October and will be operated by the airline’s newest fleet of aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
With pristine Indian Ocean beaches, crystal clear waters and colourful coral reefs, the Seychelles is one of the most famous honeymoon destinations in the world and an equally popular holiday spot among the sun worshippers.
Sean Doyle, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, said: “The Seychelles is one of the most beautiful places on earth and we’re delighted to be adding this collection of islands to our extensive route network. Customers can now get into ‘holiday mode’ even earlier with British Airways’ direct flights from London taking 10 hours, instead of over 13 hours with a connection in the Middle East. As one of the leading luxury holiday destinations, the Seychelles offers customers a wide range of accommodation and activities in stunning natural surroundings.”
The flight from London Heathrow will leave at 17:50 on Wednesdays and Saturdays and will arrive at Seychelles International Airport at 7:00. The return flights will leave the Indian Ocean Island at 9:00 and land in London at 16:20.
This year, British Airways has launched over 30 new routes across the globe including direct flights to New Orleans from Heathrow and Fort Lauderdale and Oakland from Gatwick.