Turkish Airlines launches its new direct services to Seychelles

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Seychelles becomes Turkish Airlines’ third island in the Vanilla Islands Group, with the addition of three weekly return flights to Mahé, Seychelles

Turkish Airlines launches its new direct services to Seychelles
Turkish Airlines launches its new direct services to Seychelles

Kuwait: Turkish Airlines has celebrated the addition of a tourist favourite, Seychelles, to its global route map with the airline’s inaugural flight landing at Mahé International Airport and opening up a world of 114 countries to passengers travelling from the Land of perpetual summer.

Flying directly from Mahé International Airport, the brand new service will connect passengers departing from Seychelles to 88 worldwide destinations including Paris, Dubai, Frankfurt, London, Milano, Bombay, Abu Dhabi, Vienna, Munich, Zurich, Rome, Moscow, Dusseldorf, Colombo and Hong Kong. The flight is already available for booking at turkishairlines.com.

This service brings the total number of destinations the airline flies to in Africa to 42, as it keeps its status as the carrier that flies to more countries and international destinations than any other airline by serving its services to 114 countries across Europe, Russia, Central Asia, Far East Asia, the Middle East, Africa, North and South America.

The inaugural flight from Istanbul got a water cannon salute at Mahe International airport at a ceremony graced by Mr. Ahmet Olmuştur, Chief Marketing Officer of Turkish Airlines; Mr. Alain St. Ange, Minister for Tourism and Culture of the Republic of Seychelles; and Mr. Joel Morgan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Transport of the Republic of Seychelles, in the presence of diplomatic, protocol and media representatives as well as Turkish Airlines’ officials.

Mr. Olmuştur said; “It does not take long to realize why Seychelles has such a stellar reputation worldwide and much like Turkish Airlines, it goes out of its way to put a stamp on quality in everything that it provides as a destination. It is therefore a great honour for us to add this great destination to our network, which currently has the biggest number of destinations than any other airline globally.”

Seychelles flight times as scheduled from October 31st;

Flight No. Days Departure Arrival
TK 748 Tuesday, Friday, Sunday IST 20:55 SEZ 05:45
TK 749 Monday, Wednesday, Saturday SEZ 07:10 IST 13:55

All times are in LMT.

To view the flight schedules please visit turkishairlines.com, contact the call center at +90 212 444 0849 or visit any Turkish Airlines sales office.

Seychelles is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in Africa and globally, particularly for the discerning traveller and tourist in search for extraordinary landscapes and experiences. Moreover, the country has been experiencing steady economic growth rates. Positioning it as a sought-after destination for potential investors, Turkish Airlines’ network will provide better connectivity to the rest of the world.

About Turkish Airlines: 

Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 334 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 292 destinations worldwide with 243 international and 49 domestic. According to the 2016 Skytrax survey, Turkish Airlines was chosen as “Europe’s Best Airline” for the sixth and “Best Airline in Southern Europe” for the eighth consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world’s “Best Economy Catering Service”, in 2013 and also in 2014 the world’s “Best Business Catering Service”, and “Best Business Class Lounge Dining”, “Best Business Airline Lounge” awards in last year’s survey, Turkish Airlines was awarded again the world’s “Best Business Class Dining Lounge” and “Best Business Class On-Board Catering” prizes in this year’s survey.

About Star Alliance:

The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Avianca Brazil, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI and United. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,330 airports in 192 countries.