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Astana, Kazakhstan • 29 November 2022

Air Seychelles Launches New Route to Kazakhstan

The flights are launching just in time to draw Kazakh tourists to the beaches in the Indian Ocean

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Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, will be launching a new route to Almaty, Kazakhstan, QazMonitor reports citing Air Seychelles. The seasonal service will run twice a week and begins December 26, 2022, and will operate until March 27, 2023.

“After studying Kazakhstan and the Central Asian region for many years, we’re thrilled to be able to launch our initial service into Almaty on a seasonal basis. Kazakhs have discovered Maldives in the last few years and now are eager to explore other parts of the Indian Ocean region. We look forward to welcoming the first flight during the festive season and will be constantly evaluating the performance so we can increase flights based on demand.”

Sandy Benoiton, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles

The inaugural flight will depart Almaty on December 26, arriving in Mahe, the largest island in the Seychelles archipelago, on December 27 at 07:00. The Almaty service will be operated on a two-class Airbus A320 neo with 12 seats in Business Class and 156 in Economy Class, providing a total of 672 seats to and from Kazakhstan each week. Flights in both directions will have a technical stop in Abu Dhabi.

“We are proud to see Air Seychelles bring its award-winning services to Kazakhstan, adding one more powerful tourism market to its growing network. Our national airline is delivering on its mandate to be a key economic enabler, boosting tourism and trade, and creating jobs. The new service strengthens the warm relations that have developed between Seychelles and the Republic of Kazakhstan, and we look with eagerness to seeing visitors from Kazakhstan enjoying our splendid beaches for their next holiday.”

Anthony Derjacques, Minister for Transport
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