The blue, white and pink colours of the Air France Airbus A330-200 was welcomed by ceremonial canon-water at Seychelles Worldwide Airport, a couple of minutes earlier than 6 am on October 30, 2019, after a 23-year absence.

Air France was beforehand working by means of its subsidiary, JOON, and is now flying its nationwide colours as soon as extra.

The return of Air France creates a direct hyperlink between the Seychelles and the French market, a big marketplace for the nation. The island paradise is {popular} within the French marketplace for its tropical setting and acquainted French language, which is among the nation’s official languages. As a number one member of the Skyteam Alliance group and having working flights to 195 locations, Air France will considerably contribute to the Seychelles tourism trade.

“The arrival of Air France on our shores once more is just not solely a chance however a privilege for the vacation spot. We’re comfortable to welcome again the airline after 25 years of absence, and happy that our French prospects will as soon as once more have entry to a direct flight to Seychelles,” stated Mrs. Francis, the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) Chief Govt.

Commenting on the occasion, Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine Mr. Didier Dogley stated that “the return of Air France, the French nationwide provider, is critical in that Seychelles is now served by means of direct flights to and from Europe by means of a fourth world class provider. This may drastically enhance our competitiveness on the French and European markets.  So we’re extraordinarily happy with this new growth.”

As from October 29, Air France prospects are in a position to journey to Mahe by means of the three weekly flights departing Paris-Charles de Gaulle. These flights will function all through the winter season from October to Match 28, 2020 on the Airbus A330-200.

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