(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, on Monday announced that it will launch flights to Paris-Orly - subject to regulatory approval - as part of a significant expansion to its international schedule.
Plans for an optimised regional network include the introduction of several new routes next year.
From February 2014, Air Seychelles will operate two return services per week between Seychelles and Paris-Orly via Abu Dhabi with an Airbus A330-200 aircraft, configured with 18 flat-bed Business class seats and 236 Economy seats.
The new Paris-Orly services complement Etihad Airways' existing double-daily services to Paris-Charles De Gaulle, giving travellers between the French capital and Abu Dhabi a choice of more flights per week, and new convenient connections to key destinations in the Etihad Airways network such as Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok and Chengdu, as well as the cities across the Middle East.
Joel Morgan, Seychelles' Minister for Home Affairs and Transport and board chairman, said: "I am delighted to see Air Seychelles return to France, Seychelles' top market. Travellers boarding the flight in Paris-Orly will once again enjoy a seamless Air Seychelles operated flight and experience."
The airline also unveiled a new regional network plan, subject to approvals, which will see significant expansion of its operations in the Indian Ocean in the fourth quarter of 2014.