Air Seychelles Launches Operations to Sri Lanka
June 21, 2023
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles launches a new service from its home base to Colombo, Sri Lanka with twice weekly flights.
The inaugural flight landed in Colombo at 0350 hrs today, on Wednesday 21 June 2023 after a short four hour trip linking the two islands.
The flights served by the airline’s Airbus A320 Neo aircraft in a 12 business class and 156 economy class configuration.
Air Seychelles’ Chief Commercial Officer, Charles Johnson explains, “We’re very excited about this opportunity to link Seychelles with Sri Lanka. A destination in its own right with excellent tourist, medical and trading opportunities which all Seychellois will benefit from. This service will drastically reduce current travel times and at prices much lower than currently seen in the market.”
The Colombo service will also offer over 20+ connections through an interline partnership with Sri Lankan Airlines. This will allow for a convenient one-stop connection to numerous destinations in India, Bangladesh, and top tourist spots such as Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
Sandy Benoiton, Acting Chief Executive Officer remarks “This new destination will reinforce our regional service and provide enhanced connectivity to the south-east asia region and beyond. This is a high potential market and we look forward to see what lies ahead”.