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Seychelles and Russia Air Deal

Air Seychelles officially launches flight linking Seychelles and Moscow

eTN Staff Writer  Mar 25, 2009

VICTORIA, Seychelles (eTN) - The national carrier of Seychelles, Air Seychelles, now has a direct flight linking Seychelles and Moscow.

The official launching of this flight was held last week in the Russian capital at a press and tourism trade function. The event, held as part of the MITT trade fair, was also attended by members of the Seychelles delegation at MITT.

Speaking at the prestigious event, Dr. Rajiv Bissesseur, chief executive officer of Air Seychelles, reassured the airline‚Äôs Russian partners that Air Seychelles will continue to enhance and develop cooperation with the tour operators as well as keep on delivering an excellent ‚ÄúCreole spirit‚ÄĚ service at a competitive price.

Dr. Bissesseur added that the airline is working to consolidate the Russian market for its Seychelles partners with the aim of having a second flight to that market in due course.

Seychelles director for tourism marketing, Mr. Alain St. Ange, for his part said that this new cooperation between Air Seychelles and Fourthtour joins the list of positive latest developments that are taking place in Seychelles. ‚ÄúThis new air service comes a time when our islands are launching the new ‚ÄėAffordable Seychelles‚Äô marketing campaign to boost the country‚Äôs tourism industry as it offers our visitors a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the islands at a once-in-a-lifetime price,‚ÄĚ he commented.

Mr. Mishanin Vladimir from the Russian Civil Aviation Authority took the opportunity in his address to officially welcome Air Seychelles to Russia. He said that this new flight service to Moscow was a necessity for Russian holidaymakers.

This same message was also echoed by Mr. Greidin Mikhail of the Russian Vnukovo Airport who said that his airport would remain a partner of Air Seychelles.

The last speakers at the function were Mr. Alferov Yuri, chairman of Fourthtour, and Mrs. Anna Butler-Payette (from 7 Degrees South), who retraced the discussions leading to Air Seychelles introducing the direct flight to Moscow.

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