02 Jul 2015 13:00
Air Seychelles’ first non-stop service between Seychelles and Paris landed at Charles de Gaulle Airport early this morning after an overnight flight.
Flight HM 16 touched down at 6:05 am local time and was greeted by
a traditional water-cannon salute on arrival.
Manoj Papa, Air Seychelles, Bernadette Willemin, Director for
Europe at the Seychelles Tourism Board, HE Lionel Majesté-Larrouy, Ambassador
of France to Seychelles, and Emmanuel Perrot, Head of Commercial Development at
Charles de Gaulle Airport ABCD Terminals, participated in a ribbon-cutting
ceremony at the arrival gate to celebrate the commencement of the new service.
The three-per-week service, which departs Seychelles on Wednesday,
Friday and Sunday to arrive in Paris the next morning, replaces a previous
twice-weekly service via Abu Dhabi.
The flight is operated on a modern Airbus A330-200 aircraft with
18 Business Class and 236 Economy Class seats.
Guests onboard the inaugural flight were presented with
certificates, a key-ring and a personalised photograph to commemorate the
To purchase flight tickets between Seychelles and Paris CDG, visitwww.airseychelles.com,
dial +248 439 10 00 in Seychelles or +33 1 71 70 33 21 in France.
Paris flight schedule, effective 1 July 2015:
All departures and arrivals are listed in local time.