Air Seychelles: The National Airline
As the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, the airline has the great privilege and responsibility to represent the idyllic islands. The airline began life in 1978 after the government of Seychelles combined several small air operators to provide air transport between the islands. In 1983, the airline's first long-haul flight travelled to London via Frankfurt and then in 1989 the airline's new Boeing 767-200 ER aircraft broke the previous long-distance record by travelling from Michigan, USA to Seychelles.
The airline continued to add more international destinations, including non-stop flights to Manchester and Paris, before entering into a partnership with Etihad Airways. Air Seychelles won the Indian Ocean's Leading Airline at the 2015 World Travel Awards and has been awarded the titles for best cabin crew and business class in the region twice.
Flying with Air Seychelles
The airline offers economy class seats which are wide and comfortable. A selection of drinks and a carefully selected international menu are available. Included in the Business Class option are many additional benefits such as:
- Dedicated check-in counters in all airports
- Lounge access in all airports
- Priority boarding and disembarking
- Fully-flat seats (on selected flights)
- Personal TV and entertainment options
Members of the Etihad Guest frequent-flyer scheme can collect miles on qualifying Air Seychelles flights. Total miles accrued varies between 25% and 175% depending on the flight and seat type booked.
A fast track option is available to purchase which will ensure the quickest, smoothest transition through Seychelles International Airport thanks to your personal Guest Service Agent. Economy ticket holders have the option of booking a seat with extra legroom on certain routes.
Economy Class passengers are permitted one piece of hand luggage weighing up to 7 kg and Business Class passengers are permitted two bags weighing up to 12 kg in total. Each piece of hand luggage should not exceed the maximum dimensions of 55 x 40 x 20 cm (115 cm in total). One bag weighing up to 23 kg is allowed for infants.
Cabin baggage limits are as follows:
- Economy Class passengers - 2 bags weighing up to 23 kg each
- Economy Deal/Saver passengers - 1 bag weighing up to 23 kg
- Business Class passengers - 2 bags weighing up to 32 kg each
Visit the paradise islands of Seychelles and travel in comfort and style with a friendly crew who aim to offer the best service possible.