Valentine’s Day to mark inaugural nonstop flight
European airline sees launch of Seychelles service as the start of a love affair
A Seychelles delegation headed by Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB), and Capt David Savy, the Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA), accompanied by Monette Rose, the Tourism Board’s Manager for Italy, met with Franco C.B. Pecci, the Chairman and CEO of Blue Panorama Airlines, Alessandra L.M. Pecci Gizzi, Remo Della Porta, Vice President Sales, and Francesco Veneziano, Marketing and Interline Director at the Blue Panorama Airlines Offices, in Rome, Italy.
Following the meeting, the Seychelles delegation has confirmed to the press that the tropical islands has re-established NONSTOP air services into Europe. Mr. Franco C.B. Pecci, the Chairman and CEO of Blue Panorama Airline, has confirmed that their first direct weekly flight to Seychelles will leave from Milan and Rome on February 14. This Valentine’s Day flight is set to leave Italy at 6:00 pm from Milan and Rome at 8:10 pm to arrive in Seychelles at 7:25 am on February 15. A special promotional fare has been launched for this Valentine’s Day flight to the paradise islands of the Seychelles. Blue Panorama Airline is seeing the launch of their Seychelles service at Valentine Day as the start of a love affair with Seychelles.
Blue Panorama Airline is set to increase their weekly service to the Seychelles to two flights as from July this year.
Italy remains the second main tourism market for Seychelles, and the void of a direct NONSTOP flight will help to not only consolidate the market, but also help to grow it.
As they were confirming their flight service to the Seychelles, the management of Blue Panorama Airline has said that they were now only waiting to receive final details of handling charges from Air Seychelles to finalize all their operational costs. They were thankful for the support and for the cooperation they have received from the Civil Aviation Authority and the island’s Tourism Board.
Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, has said that the Seychelles islands experience is now accessible as never before. “The hotels and resorts in Seychelles are today offering rates that reflect an across-the-board range, making Seychelles more accessible than ever before. The addition by the Blue Panorama Airline, an Italian company, on the Seychelles run, brings a new dimension of accessibility, as they will provide new flight options from Italy to the mid-ocean tropical islands over and above the twelve weekly flights by Emirates, seven by Qatar, and four by Etihad,” Alain St.Ange said.