Adding a supplementary choice for European travelers to the beautiful Seychelles islands, British National airline, British Airways, places its name on the list of airlines serving the destination.
Several months after its last flight to the Seychelles
International airport of Pointe Larue, British Airways landed on Sunday,
October 11, 2020, on the shores of the tropical destination.
British Airways becomes consequently the second European
airline providing a direct commercial connection to the destination to keep
Seychelles closer its prime source markets composed of six European
In an interview following the weekly high-level forum
leading the implementation of the National Integrated Framework for the
Reopening of Seychelles, the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) Chief Executive,
Mrs. Sherin Francis mentioned that the arrival of British Airways places
Seychelles in a favorable outcome for the having two direct European flights is
a great achievement for the small destination.
“Visibility to our customers and connectivity has been key
elements of our marketing strategy. The STB and its teams around the world have
been working in close collaboration with its airline partners throughout this
period to make sure that the efforts invested benefits all parties. At this
crucial crossroad, it is important for us to keep the momentum,” said Mrs.
The STB Chief Executive further mentioned that her and her
team has been holding regular virtual meetings with airline partners to keep
them updated. The STB is also engaging in several joint marketing activities
with airlines to keep the destination visible and reach out to their
Mrs. Francis emphasized that as the destination is striving
to remain safe and accessible for visitors an important indication that
Seychelles remains of interest to potential visitors lies in the fact that
mostly all airline partners serving Seychelles have so far committed to the
restart of their services on the destination, which is a good implication that
the demand exists.
“The load of passengers from the European airlines and even
the other airlines remain quite interesting considering the challenges that
exist for travelers today. Although some airlines are yet to confirm their
dates of return, the commitment is still present,” said the STB Chief
As the raft of marketing activities are picking up slowly on
all the markets, The STB Chief Executive further mentioned the STB remains
committed in keeping the destination visible across all markets.
Since its reopening to commercial flights in August 2020,
Seychelles has been welcoming regular flights from three airlines including
Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airways and Ethiopian Airlines. Edelweiss restarted
its flights to the destination in September.
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