Air Seychelles has announced a new series of weekly charter flights between China and Seychelles beginning this month.
The Seychelles national carrier will operate 13 return flights from Chengdu, one of the cities in western China with a population of more than 14 million.
Flights have been scheduled for every Tuesday from December 26 this year to March 20 2018 on a wide-body Airbus A330 aircraft, providing convenient weekly connections for business and leisure travellers.
Air Seychelles has partnered up with Beijing Tongxing Aviation Services to bring the charter flights to travellers.
Roy Kinnear, chief executive officer of Air Seychelles, said: “We are delighted to announce a new series of charter flights from Chengdu, which will offer more than 6,500 return seats between China and Seychelles over the next four months.
“The growth in outbound tourism from China has created strong travel demand to Seychelles, and we are excited to work hand in hand with Beijing Tongxing Aviation Services to provide greater accessibility for Chinese travellers looking to discover our islands.”
Subject to regulatory approval, the flights are set to depart Seychelles at 11:25am on Tuesdays, arriving in Chengdu early on Wednesday at 0:25am.
The return flight will take-off from Chengdu at 1:30am, arriving in Seychelles at 6:30am the same day.
The flight time is approximately nine hours.