A primary in a sequence of constitution flights between Seychelles and Romania landed on the Pointe Larue Worldwide airport on Friday morning.
The eight-hour continuous flight operated by Air Seychelles’ A320neo jetliner with 162 passengers landed at 9.50am.
The flag service of Seychelles, an archipelago within the western Indian Ocean, will function a sequence of recent constitution flights from Romania’s capital metropolis and most vital industrial middle, Bucharest, from Friday, April 30 to Monday, Might 17, 2021.
The chief government of Air Seychelles, Remco Althuis, stated that as a result of persevering with results of the COVID-19 pandemic, passenger’s need for extra direct flights has turn into much more important.
“We’re thrilled to now be linking Bucharest with Seychelles for the primary time, once more fulfilling on our mandate to extend tourism to Seychelles. Based mostly on the success we now have seen thus far with this market, we anticipate extra of those charters later within the 12 months. As Air Seychelles can also be always exploring new potential supply markets, we stay up for asserting further locations within the close to future.
To help the tourism trade, the highest contributor to the Seychelles’ economic system, and to additional construct the hyperlink between Bucharest and the island nation, Air Seychelles may also function further constitution providers in August and December on this route.
On her facet, Sherin Francis, the chief government of the Seychelles Tourism Board who has been nominated because the Principal Secretary of Tourism, thanked the nationwide airline for serving to in making the vacation spot extra accessible to guests.
“We’ve got seen since final 12 months pent up demand from the Japanese European international locations. Air connectivity is essential to assist us convert these calls for into gross sales of holidays to Seychelles. Because of Air Seychelles, we now have managed to faucet into this chance and we hope to have the ability to develop the enterprise farther from different international locations of the identical area along with our nationwide airline,” she added.
With the intention of relaunching its tourism trade, Seychelles reopened its borders on March 24 to all guests besides these immediately from South Africa. Nevertheless, the island nation has lately issued new journey measures for sure international locations in view of the worsening of COVID-19 outbreaks, together with Brazil, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.