Air Seychelles has announced that it will commence twice-weekly flights from Mahe, Seychelles to Colombo, Sri Lanka, starting in June. The inaugural flight is scheduled to depart on June 20, 2023, at 22:05 and arrive in Colombo four hours later. The airline’s Airbus A320 Neo aircraft will serve the route with 12 business class and 156 economy class seats.
According to Charles Johnson, Air Seychelles’ Chief Commercial Officer, the new route will link Seychelles with Sri Lanka, providing excellent opportunities for tourism, medical treatment, and trade. The airline’s partnership with Sri Lankan Airlines will also allow travelers to purchase a single ticket for travel beyond Colombo to various destinations in Asia, which will considerably reduce travel times and offer competitive prices.
The Colombo service will provide more than 20 connections through a future partnership with Sri Lankan Airlines, allowing for convenient one-stop connections to several destinations in India, Bangladesh, and popular tourist spots such as Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Tokyo, Melbourne, and Sydney. Sandy Benoiton, Acting Chief Executive Officer, believes that the new destination will enhance the airline’s regional service and improve connectivity to the southeast Asia region and beyond.
To mark the launch of the new flights, Air Seychelles is offering a special web promotion from SCR 6,800 until April 25, 2023, for travel between June 20 and September 30, 2023, subject to seat availability.
Starting on April 1st, 2023, Air Seychelles has introduced the famous Seybrew lager beer on all its flights, making it the airline’s beer of choice going forward.