Air Seychelles, the flag carrier of the Seychelles, has commenced three-times-a-week flight services to Mumbai, India’s economic powerhouse. The airline will use Airbus A320, configured into a twin-cabin setting, for the new flights.

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Seychelles, has started offering new flights to India, much to the delight of leisure travellers in India. The airline recently commenced offering flights from Mahe to Mumbai, considered India’s most vital financial centre. Three weekly flight services are being offered on the route.

The carrier is operating the service using a 136-seat, two-class Airbus A320 aircraft, allowing passengers of all budgets to book tickets for the new flight service. 16 Business Class and 120 Economy Class seats are being offered.

Manoj Papa, CEO of Air Seychelles addressed Mumbai as a “key strategic addition” to the airline’s route network.

“Our three weekly services, which have a capacity of over 21,000 annual seats, will increase the flow of tourism and trade from India into Seychelles and help boost traffic to our archipelago from the wider Asia region,” Mr Papa said.

“As a popular gateway to India, we have optimised our schedule to offer seamless two-way connections from Mumbai to cities such as Chennai, Delhi and Hyderabad, simplifying the travel options for both inbound and outbound passengers.

“We expect strong feed to Seychelles and our new destinations, Dar es Salaam and Antananarivo, as well as Mauritius and Johannesburg, all of which have a sizeable Indian Diaspora,” he added.

The move is likely to please holiday makers in India who often seek to fly to Seychelles. The island destination is a hugely popular leisure and adventure destination and the availability of air tickets on new flights between two countries is surely going to make passengers happy.

Flight HM260 will operate every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, taking off from Mahe at 2045 and arriving in Mumbai, India at 0255 the next morning. The return flight will depart for Mumbai at 0400 every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, and land in the Seychelles at 0700, the same day.

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