Starting in November, Air Seychelles will launch a once-weekly six-hour flight to Tel Aviv aboard one of their new Airbus A320neo aircraft.
Starting November 27th, 2019 -withstanding the obtaining of government authorizations- the national airline of Seychelles will offer one flight per week between its base in Victoria and Tel Aviv Ben Gurion airport, operated by the company’s Airbus A320neo. Departures from the archipelago of the Indian Ocean are scheduled to depart every Wednesday at 17:30 and arrive at 21:50.
The return flights are scheduled to leave Israel at 23:55 and land the next day at 8:15. Air Seychelles will be unrivalled on this route, which will be proposed in code sharing by El Al; the latter will allow for its correspondence to more than 20 destinations in Europe via Tel Aviv, even if the agreement is not yet finalized.
The Airbus A320neo will include business class (12 seats) and economy class (156 seats). Both compartments will have Stream Inflight entertainment systems, which provide Wi-Fi connectivity. Charles Johnson, Commercial Director of Air Seychelles, said in a statement: “We are proud that Tel Aviv is our first destination with the Airbus A320neo and, as the first A320neo operator in Africa, we are pleased to offer the Israeli passengers the only direct flight from Israel to Seychelles”.
Visiting beautiful Seychelles aboard the all new A320neo
The Seychelles company said in its statement that the new line, with a flight duration of 6 hours and 20 minutes, will be operated by the new A320neo; the first of two re-engineered single-aisle aircraft is expected to be delivered by the end of the month, and will be equipped with the new SeyStream in-flight entertainment platform allowing free wireless downloads of movies and TV shows on clients’ personal devices. The flight was “carefully scheduled to allow business and leisure travellers to easily reach Mauritius, Johannesburg and Mumbai beyond Seychelles”.
“The opening of the first-ever air corridor between Seychelles and Tel Aviv will strengthen the commercial, tourism and cultural links between the two countries, as well as boosting traffic and connections to other destinations in our network,” said Michael Berlouis, Chief Financial Officer of Air Seychelles. The Seychelles, a beautiful archipelago of 1,150 islands, already hosts around 4,500 Israeli tourists every year.