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Seychelles: Saudi Arabian Airline to Fly to Seychelles Three Instances a Week Beginning in July

The Saudi Arabian airline Flynas will function flights to Seychelles thrice every week beginning July 1, in what quantities to an extra growth of the island nation’s air connectivity to tourism markets, a prime authorities official mentioned Thursday.

The Seychelles’ Minister of International Affairs and Tourism, Sylvestre Radegonde, advised reporters that “this presents a giant alternative for Seychelles as we will now faucet into that market. It is going to present Saudi Arabian guests in addition to the expatriate group there with the chance to fly to Seychelles straight.”

Flynas will fly to Seychelles from Jeddah, with quick connections to or from Riyadh and Dammam. Working on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, the five-hour-and 40-minute flight will probably be finished by an A320 Neo plane with a capability of 174 seats.

The chief government of the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB), Sherin Francis, mentioned: “We anticipate that this new route will drastically improve the visibility of our vacation spot in Saudi Arabia and its neighbouring areas… We consider that this can assist construct journey confidence in direction of the Seychelles islands. Not having to attach by way of different international locations additionally makes it simpler and extra handy.”

On his facet, Ahmed Fathallah, STB consultant within the Center East, mentioned that “for some time now, the shortage of direct flights has been a figuring out issue for travellers within the Kingdom who need to expertise Seychelles. These continuous flights won’t solely assist the travellers but additionally our commerce companions within the journey business, as this can make it straightforward for them to direct their valued purchasers to the sunny islands of Seychelles.”