Air Seychelles, the State-owned national flag carrier for Seychelles, has announced plans to launch a new international service from Mahe to Colombo, Sri Lanka, starting on June 20. The carrier will operate the service twice a week with its Airbus A320neo airliners, configured to carry 12 business class and 156 economy class passengers. The return flights from Colombo will be operated on Wednesday and Sunday mornings.
Air Seychelles will also partner with Sri Lankan Airlines, giving its passengers access to more than 20 destinations across Asia and Australasia, including Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo. The partnership will enable travellers to purchase a single ticket for travel beyond Colombo to other destinations in the region.
Air Seychelles already operates international services to Johannesburg, Mauritius, Mumbai, and Tel Aviv, and scheduled domestic services with up to 30 roundtrips each day between Mahe and Praslin, as well as charter flights to other islands in the archipelago. The carrier’s acting CEO, Sandy Benoiton, highlighted that the new destination to Colombo will reinforce the regional service and provide enhanced connectivity to Southeast Asia and beyond.