Air Seychelles’ first non-stop service between Seychelles and Paris landed at Charles de Gaulle Airport yesterday, July 2.
Flight HM 16 touched down at 6:05 am local time and was welcomed on arrival by a traditional water cannon salute.
Manoj Papa, Air Seychelles, Bernadette Willemin, Director for Europe at the Seychelles Tourism Board, HE Lionel Majesté-Larrouy, Ambassador of France to Seychelles, and Emmanuel Perrot, Head of Commercial Development at Charles de Gaulle Airport ABCD Terminals, participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the arrival gate to celebrate the commencement of the new service.
The three-per-week service, which departs Seychelles on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday to arrive in Paris the next morning, replaces a previous twice-weekly service via Abu Dhabi.
The flight is operated on a modern Airbus A330-200 aircraft with 18 Business Class and 236 Economy Class seats.
Guests onboard the inaugural flight were presented with certificates, a key ring and a personalised photograph to commemorate the historic occasion.
To purchase flight tickets between Seychelles and Paris CDG, visit www.airseychelles.com, dial +248 439 10 00 in Seychelles or +33 1 71 70 33 21 in France.
Paris flight schedule, effective 1 July 2015:
|Paris||HM 16||Seychelles (SEZ)||Paris (CDG)||21:40||06:05 +1||Wednesday
|HM 17||Paris (CDG)||Seychelles (SEZ)||18:00||06:10 +1||Monday
Note: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time.