Emirates to introduce two more flights to Seychelles


20-September-2012

Emirates airline to add two more flights to Seychelles

The airline, known to have contributed to the development of new tourism markets for Seychelles, will enhance its promotional efforts across its network to sustain the awareness around the idyllic destination.

“As a partner of the Seychelles, we actively support the tourism industry of the archipelago. The increase in frequencies will provide even more travel options and flexibility to visitors from across our network,” said Ahmed Hashim Khoory, Emirates’ senior vice-president for commercial operations, West Asia and Indian Ocean.

“Working with the Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and the Seychelles Tourism Board has been very fruitful. We thank the Government of the Republic of Seychelles for their trust in Emirates,” he added.

On his part the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture Alain St Ange said: “We welcome the confirmation by Emirates for its 13th weekly flight linking Seychelles to the world.
 This is an added boost for our tourism industry because it helps to reconfirm that we are, more than ever before, but one stop from anywhere in the world travelling in First Class, in Business Class or in Economy from start to finish.  The continued support by Emirates to our tourism marketing drive, we hope, will be reinforced with these extra flights for the benefit of Seychelles and the airline itself.”

The 12th flight starts on December 3. EK707 will depart Dubai at 08h45 arriving in Seychelles at 13h25. The return journey from Seychelles, EK708, will depart at 23h50 arriving in Dubai at 04h20, the following day. The 13th flight will be operational as from February 5, 2013.

From the start of its operations to Seychelles in January 2005, Emirates has promoted the island destination throughout its network. Every year, Emirates Holidays’ brochure – A World of Choice – dedicates a prominent part to the destination.

Emirates, has received more than 500 international awards and accolades for excellence. Emirates flies to 125 destinations in 74 countries across six continents and is the world’s largest airline in available seat kilometres.

Operating 177 wide-body Airbus and Boeing aircraft, including an industry leading 21 A380s, Emirates has orders for an additional 226 aircraft, worth more than US $62 billion.

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