Established in 1977, Air Seychelles is the national airline of Republic of Seychelles. The airline has its hub at Seychelles International Airport, Mahe. Since tourism is the driving factor of the country, airlines play an important role. Air Seychelles bagged away the prestigious award of four-star ranking from Skytrax. In October 2015, Business Insider Magazine voted the airline to have the best liveries in the sky.
Since the government ran into trouble with management and profitability, Etihad took over 40% of the airline. The airline also received several other awards and certifications which showed commitment to passengers.
The airline currently has 9 aircraft for various destinations. After two decades of Boeing fleet, Air Seychelles introduced Airbus fleet. The airline started with Airbus A330 in 2012 for long haul flights which include China from 2013. The airline began domestic operations using Islanders, Trilanders and Shorts 360 aircraft. The present domestic fleet contains Viking -400 series Twin Otters and DeHavilland DHC-6 (300) Twin Otters.
Air Seychelles destinations include Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia. Since its partnership with Etihad Airways, the airline enjoys its wide connectivity. The airline entered into a codeshare agreement with Etihad and since then took advantage of the extensive network of the airline.
The Business Class by the airline has reclining beds with 82-inch seat pitch. The entertainment system comes with a 10.5-inch screen where 40 movies, 60 TV programs and 7 radio channels and 50 CDs are installed. The basic amenities like blankets, pillows, noise canceling headsets are also provided. The crew also provides international newspapers, and an in-flight magazine called Silhouette.
All economy class comes with personal TV system, headset and USB port. The entertainment system has TV shows, documentaries, movies and music to choose from. The onboard meals have a choice of up to 3 meals. All economy class seats come with 32-inch seat pitch. The menu includes a wide variety of beverages and an array of wine selected from different regions of the world.
Online booking and Check In
Air Seychelles provides online check-in facility from Mahe and Praslin. The passengers with hand baggage can walk towards the security check-in after web check-in. Online check-in is open 24 hours before departure and passengers can check-in till 2 hours before. For domestic passengers’ online check-in opens 24 hours before and remains open till 1 hour before. For online ticket booking and other information, visit Musafir.