(eTN) – Information received from Mahe, Seychelles, tells the story of the archipelago’s national airline on the prowl, adding a stop enroute to Singapore in Chennai, India, in both directions from November 1 of this year. The service will be operated on a B767-200 aircraft, and the latest information from Mahe is that the Chennai–Singapore leg of these flights do not at present have traffic rights to pick up passengers and cargo between India and Singapore, something which should in due course be changed.
This latest route development comes hot on the heels of much improved and very cordial relations with India, from where the islands’ tourism sector is trying to attract more visitors to come to the archipelago for the holidays. The Seychelles notably do not require a visa for Indian citizens to be obtained in advance, although a return ticket, proof of booked accommodation, and evidence of sufficient funds will be required at the airport immigration desk on arrival in order to be granted a tourist pass.
The airline will also operate added Christmas and New Year flights, according to the same source, for their flights to Mauritius and Johannesburg to cater to the overflow in bookings exceeding available seats in both directions. The “Creole Spirit” is flying high indeed.