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In total, the national airline of Seychelles will operate 13 return flights from Chengdu, one of the biggest cities in western China with a population of over 14 million people.
Flights have been scheduled for every Tuesday from 26 December 2017 until 20 March 2018 on a wide-body Airbus A330 aircraft, providing convenient weekly connections for business and leisure travellers.
Air Seychelles has partnered up with Beijing Tongxing Aviation Services to bring these charter flights to the travelling public.
Roy Kinnear, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, said: “We are delighted to announce a new series of charter flights from Chengdu, which will offer more than 6,500 return seats between China and Seychelles over the next four months.
“The growth in outbound tourism from China has created strong travel demand to Seychelles, and we are excited to work hand-in-hand with Beijing Tongxing Aviation Services to provide greater accessibility for Chinese travellers looking to discover our islands.”
Subject to regulatory approval, the flights are set to depart Seychelles at 11h25 on Tuesdays, arriving in Chengdu early on Wednesday at 0h25. The return flight will take-off from Chengdu at 01h30, arriving in Seychelles at 06h30 the same day. The flight time is approximately nine hours.