Air Seychelles to operate weekly direct flights from Dubai to the Seychelles

aerial view of mahe island seychelles.
  • Seasonal service departing on Saturday mornings and returning on Friday afternoons provides travellers with a full week of relaxation in the Seychelles starting from USD 343
  • Travellers will not be required to quarantine on arrival, however, must follow the existing health regulations including wearing face masks in public and social distancing

Dubai, UAE: Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles has introduced weekly direct flights from Dubai World Central Airport (DWC) to the Seychelles between 27 March and 29 May 2021, starting from USD 343 (AED1,259).

As the first country to welcome inoculated travellers from around the world, the Seychelles is a safe and travel worthy holiday destination with strict measures in place to curb the spread of COVID-19. The Indian ocean archipelago has announced that it will reopen for all international tourists from March 25, by when 70% of its population will have been vaccinated.  

The seasonal service will operate from the DWC Jetex Private Terminal, renowned for its top-of-the-line experience and unrivalled personalized customer service. The flights, scheduled for eight weeks, will depart Dubai every Saturday morning, arriving in the Seychelles around midday, conveniently timed to provide travellers the opportunity to experience the panoramic views of the unparalleled beauty of the Seychelles’ unique mountains and coastline prior to landing. 

The return flights from Seychelles International Airport to DWC will operate on Friday afternoons, thus providing travellers a full seven days and six nights in the Seychelles. 

All travelers, regardless of vaccination status, must present a negative PCR test upon arrival taken a maximum of 72 hours prior, as well as complete the mandatory Health Travel Authorization at prior to departure from Dubai. Travellers will not be required to quarantine on arrival, however, must follow the existing health regulations, including wearing face masks in public and social distancing.

The flights will be operated by the airlines’ Airbus A320neo aircraft featuring 12 Business Class and 156 Economy Class seats, as well as a modern inflight entertainment platform allowing free wireless downloads of movies, TV shows and music on travellers’ personal devices. Economy Class travellers can take advantage of the attractive fares starting from USD343 (AED 1,259) with total baggage allowance of 30kg, whilst Business Class travellers can book their seats at the starting fares of USD1,020 (AED 3,743) with total baggage allowance at 40kg. All fares are inclusive of taxes.

Flights are now on sale via Air Seychelles website at and through travel agents.

Flight schedule from DWC Jetex Private Terminal to the Seychelles between 27 March and 29 May 2021 are as follows:

FlightOrigin Destination Depart Arrive Day 
HM016Seychelles Dubai1445hrs1915hrsFridays

About Air Seychelles:

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, was established in 1978 and began long-haul service in 1983. As the main driver of tourism in Seychelles, it is a core pillar of the national economy.

The airline offers international flights to Johannesburg, Mauritius, Mumbai and Tel Aviv as well as charter services on demand. On the domestic network, Air Seychelles operates daily domestic flights between Mahe and Praslin as well as charter services throughout the archipelago.

In 2020, Air Seychelles won the most coveted title of ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline’ at the World Travel Awards. The full service carrier was also recognized as ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline – Business Class’ and ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Cabin Crew ’at World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Winners Day.