Published on : Monday, April 5, 2021
Aeroflot has recently started operating regular flights to Seychelles. Flights on the Moscow-Mahe-Moscow route will initially operate on Fridays, and starting from April 11, on Sundays as well. Flights will be operated on a comfortable wide-body Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The airliners are equipped with internet access and all passengers will be able enjoy the in-flight entertainment system.
According to the aviation tradition, the inaugural flight from Moscow was greeted with a water arch at the Mahe airport. A press conference was held with the speakers including the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Seychelles Artem Kozhin, Aeroflot’s Marketing Director Anton Myagkov, the Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and representatives of aviation authorities. The ceremonial red ribbon was cut to the accompanied by the orchestra, symbolically opening the way for the Russian flag carrier’s flights.
Seychelles is one of the world’s most popular leisure destinations. The Seychelles-inspired atmosphere was created for passengers during the check-in for the first Sheremetyevo – Mahe flight. The passengers were also surrounded by large screens displaying giant tortoises, the iconic species of the Islands. A show was staged next to check-in counters featuring performers in traditional Creole clothing dancing and singing national songs. At boarding, the travellers enjoyed Seychelles’ traditional music and a welcome drink. Special desserts were prepared for the first flight.
The air service with the Seychelles was opened following the relevant resolution by the emergency responsecentre for preventing the import and spread of the new coronavirus infection in the Russian Federation, and border opening for tourists, including Russians, by the Seychelles authorities. Russian citizens can enter Seychelles visa-free, without any restrictions. Travellers are required to have a negative COVID-19 test taken no earlier than 72 hours before departure from their first route point, with the test certificate in Arabic, English or French.