- Air Seychelles Expands Operations to Tel Aviv, Israel
Air Seychelles will commence a new service linking the island nation with Tel Aviv, Israel on 27th of November 2019.
This was announced at a press conference held on Tuesday 16th of July 2019.
The chief financial officer of Air Seychelles, Michael Berlouis, said the new direct flight to Tel Aviv will be a first for the Indian Ocean region.
“The creation of the first-ever air corridor between Seychelles and Tel Aviv will strengthen business, tourism and cultural ties between the two countries in addition to boosting traffic and onward connection to other destinations across our network,” said Berlouis
“Seychelles is considered a safe destination for Israelis so the once per week service will enable us to open up the Seychelles market, evaluate and develop the destination further in addition to exploring the possibility of even introducing the second Airbus A320neo on the route if need be as Tel Aviv has a high GDP per capita.” He added.
With a major focus on expansion and development of operations in the region, this new route fits perfectly into the business plan of the Airline. The announcement of changes in the regional network in March was a pointer to the Airline’s commitment to strengthen and safeguard the sustainability of its operations.
The national carrier of Seychelles, an archipelago in the western Indian Ocean, was established in 1978 and began long-haul service in 1983. Air Seychelles currently offers international flights to Johannesburg, Mauritius and Mumbai.