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Air Seychelles to resume flights to Mauritius after 18 months of absence

Air Seychelles has announced that it will be resuming flights to Mauritius, after an absence of more than 18 months on the route.

Mauritius has been welcoming guests under its first phase of reopening since 15th July 2021. This means that travellers have to stay in one of the 14 chosen resort bubbles. Visitors have to stay at their chosen hotel and can use its swimming pool and beach. Only necessity is that travellers will have a present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result. Only those who stay for more than seven days could take a second RT-PCR test and be free to explore the island.

However, from 1st October 2021, Mauritius will enter its second phase of reopening. This will allow fully vaccinated travellers to enter the country without any restrictions, although they still need to present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test report taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. This will certainly make the island more attractive, since travellers will be free to explore, regardless of how long they plan to stay.

To accommodate the increased travel demand which is very likely, Air Seychelles will be resuming flights to the African paradise from 3rd October 2021. The airline previously served Mauritius with regularly scheduled services but ceased operations around 18 months ago. It has been flying to the island since June, but only on ad-hoc charter services.

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The twice-weekly flights will run with the following schedule:

  • Mahe-Port Louis
  • Departure time: 10:00
  • Arrival time: 12:35
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 35 minutes
  • Flight number: HM49
  • Frequency: Wednesdays and Sundays
  • Port Louis-Mahe
  • Departure time: 13:25
  • Arrival time: 16:10
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 45 minutes
  • Flight number: HM48
  • Frequency: Wednesdays and Sundays

These flights will be operated by the airline’s latest aircrafts, the Airbus A320neos featuring 12 business class seats and 156 economy class seats, with an all-new cabin designed by LIFT Strategic Design to reflect the warmth and beauty of Seychelles.

The last time Air Seychelles regularly flew to Mauritius, it did so with its Airbus A320ceos. Air Seychelles was the first African airline to operate the Airbus A320neo.

Featured image by Air Seychelles

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