VICTORIA, SEYCHELLES – 28th October 2014 – Emirates, a global connector of people and places, has today introduced double-daily flights to the Seychelles.
The arrival of today’s flight marks the start of two more flights per week on the route into the Seychelles, increasing the previous 12 scheduled flights to 14. The two additional frequencies is being serviced by an Airbus A340-500 in a three class configuration – 12 in First Class, 42 in Business Class and 204 in Economy Class.
“Stepping up our operations to the archipelago will create more opportunities for the tourism industry and is the result of our joint efforts with the Ministry of Tourism of the Seychelles and the Seychelles Tourism Board to promote this amazing destination across our network. Double-daily flights will provide more flexibility to the travellers to more than 140 destinations across Emirates’
network”, said Oomar Ramtoola, Emirates Manager for the Indian Ocean Islands.
“On behalf of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture and also on behalf of Sherin Naiken, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, we congratulate Emirates for moving to 14 weekly flights between Dubai and Seychelles. This double daily service will increase our connectivity to the world and will provide a needed boost to the tourism industry of our islands. We take this opportunity to thank Emirates for their belief in Seychelles as a serious tourism destination and one determined to work with its partners to further develop the island’s tourism industry. We wish Emirates continued success”, said Alain St. Ange, Minister of Tourism and Culture of the Seychelles.
On board, passengers in all three cabins can hundreds of channels of the latest movies, TV shows and music from around the world alongside a range of games on the award-winning ice inflight entertainment system. Emirates customers also have the opportunity to enjoy meals prepared by gourmet chefs and exceptional service from the international cabin crew recruited from over 130 nationalities, speaking over 55 languages. They receive a generous baggage allowance, with 30kg for those travelling in Economy Class, 40kg for Business Class and 50kg for First Class.
The newly introduced flights will depart Dubai as EK707 at 0845hrs, and arrive at the Seychelles International Airport at 1325hrs. It returns as EK708, and will depart Seychelles at 2350hrs, landing at Dubai International Airport at 0420hrs the following day.