Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, earlier today announced the launch of twice-weekly flights to Dar es Salaam, commencing on December 2, marking the next stage of growth in the airline’s regional strategy. Tanzania’s commercial capital becomes the third destination in Air Seychelles’ Indian Ocean and African network, after Mauritius and Johannesburg. The route will be operated using a two-class Airbus A320 aircraft with 16 Business Class and 120 Economy Class seats.
These flights will serve as an attractive travel proposition for business and leisure travelers in Tanzania, offering a direct link to our archipelago and convenient onward connections to Abu Dhabi and beyond, including the Indian subcontinent
The A320 aircraft will also offer 7.2 tons of weekly underfloor loose cargo capacity to and from Tanzania, giving a further boost to trade opportunities. Air Seychelles expects the service to carry a mixture of electronics, machinery and pharmaceuticals into Dar es Salaam, with primarily perishable goods will make up the bulk of the cargo for the return flight.
As the Seychelles continues to invest in world-class development projects, we are confident we will attract and generate new commerce in our archipelago. We also offer a direct connection between two of world’s iconic and premier tourism destinations, linking the exquisite beauty of the Seychelles with the authentic wonders of Tanzania, a proposition that will have great appeal to travelers seeking the next great experience.”
The Seychelles Tourism Board has a twin center holiday agreement in place with the Tanzania Tourist Board, which is promoting safaris across the world famous national parks of Tanzania before then flying out to the Seychelles for a beach vacation. The new twice weekly flights will no doubt further promote this concept and both countries are expected to benefit from increased tourism and trade opportunities.
This flight pair now adds a third airport connection in the wider Eastern African region, with Kenya Airways already flying four times a week from Nairobi and Ethiopian Airlines at the end of September resuming flights, three times a week, from Addis Ababa with respective network connections.