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Air Seychelles adds Cape Town ahead of World Cup

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN  Mar 14, 2010

The Seychelles national airline has just announced that effective March 21 they will extend one of their two weekly flights via Johannesburg to Cape Town. According to the airline, this applies to the Sunday flight, while the Friday flight will continue to terminate in JNB. Passengers from Mahe to South Africa, and in particular passengers from South Africa to the Seychelles, will now have a second gateway for their direct flights to the archipelago. The airlines has been flying to South Africa for the past 17 years and is the only airline using wide-bodied equipment (B767-200) on the route, giving passengers the added comfort of the larger cabin.

Cape Town will be the 10th Air Seychelles destination, alongside Johannesburg, Rome, Milan, Frankfurt (until Easter 2010 only), Zurich, London, Paris, Singapore, Mauritius, and Moscow.

The Seychelles Tourist Board has been promoting twin-center holidays, combining South Africa with the Seychelles, and will undoubtedly be pleased to see the extra connectivity now coming into play, especially ahead of the FIFA World Cup, during which South Africa is expected to be "full to the brim" with foreign visitors, many of whom may then also take advantage of an easy connection to the "Indian Ocean paradise."

The developers of Mahe’s Eden Island are said to be on board, too, through added marketing activities, promoting their project in South Africa. If readers wish to learn more about this exclusive residential development, visit or .

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