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Air Seychelles to Launch New Service between Mahe and Almaty, Kazakhstan

Air Seychelles is launching new seasonal service between Mahe, Seychelles and Almaty, Kazakhstan. The route will operate twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays from December 26, 2022 through March 27, 2023.

Air Seychelles Airbus A320neo - Courtesy Air Seychelles

On Friday (November 25, 2022), Air Seychelles announced the launch of new seasonal service between Mahe in the Seychelles and Almaty, Kazakhstan, the first-ever route between the two countries. The route will be operated twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays from December 26, 2022 through March 27, 2023 with a two-class Airbus A320neo featuring 12 Business Class and 156 Economy Class seats. In total, 672 seats will be available on the route to and from Kazakhstan weekly. The new seasonal service will also offer onward connections to Mauritius, the Maldives and Johannesburg.

In Friday’s announcement, Air Seychelles’ Chief Commercial Officer, Charles Johnson, said,

“We’re extremely proud to announce our first new destination after the Covid pandemic. With the recent signing of a new bilateral agreement between the two countries, this route will open the door to Kazakhs wanting to explore Seychelles and other islands in the Indian Ocean. It also marks the first time Air Seychelles will be flying to Central Asia, which offers a growing leisure tourism market that will surely love the award winning beaches and rare animals such as giant Aldabra tortoises that Seychelles has to offer.”

Air Seychelles' Schedule to Almaty, Kazakhstan - Courtesy Air Seychelles

Founded in 1978, Air Seychelles is the national carrier of the Seychelles. The carrier started long-haul services in 1983 and currently offers international flights to Johannesburg, Mauritius, the Maldives, Tel Aviv and Mumbai with state-of-the-art Airbus A320neos. Domestically, Air Seychelles operates up to 30 return daily flights to Praslin and various charter destinations with their fleet of De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft. The carrier is a pillar of tourism for the island nation’s strongest and growing sector and maintains a strategic partnership with Etihad Airways. Etihad, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), maintains a 40 percent equity stake in Air Seychelles.

Source: Air Seychelles


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