TANZANIA (eTN) – Two weeks before Air Seychelles launches it’s first-ever twice-weekly flights to Tanzania, the Seychelles Honorary Consul and the Tourism Ambassador for Seychelles in Tanzania, Maryvonne Pool, has said the airline would rekindle travel trade and tourism between the Indian Ocean island and Tanzania.
The flights to commence on December 2 will be operated by an Airbus A320 airplane with a capacity of 120 seats in its economy class and 16 in business class. The flights will be available every Sunday and Tuesday.
She said both countries, Seychelles and Tanzania, will benefit from each other since all have the pristine beaches and sea, while Tanzania has its unique wildlife and is best for wildlife safaris.
“I look forward as the Seychelles Honorary Consul and the Tourism Ambassador for Seychelles vigorously promote both tourism and trade between both countries,” she told eTN.
“We invite all Tanzanians to take their holidays in Seychelles. People have to understand that Seychelles is not that expensive of a destination. We have rates for every pocket,” she added.
The Seychelles Honorary Consul in Tanzania further added that the new Air Seychelles flight will be a breakthrough as for many years the island has been trying to have a direct flight to Tanzania. The two friendly nations have always shared a very close relationship looking to bring them together.
Likewise, Ms. Pool noted that Air Seychelles was proud to be announced as the recipient of the best Indian Ocean Airline award, while striving to move onward in bringing quality services within the India Ocean and the East African region. She expressed her great hopes that the airline will benefit the Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar as well.
“I know that we can partner in many areas of tourism, and export of produce from Zanzibar and the authentic spices from the Island,” Pool added, expressing her optimism to see Zanzibar taking part in the forthcoming Victoria Carnival next year.
Expressing her inspirations, Ms. Pool said Air Seychelles had chosen the right destination where it will introduce fast and cheap connections to the world.
Travelers would love to spend a few days in Seychelles before they arrive at their destinations. Through a partnership with Etihad Airlines, Air Seychelles will open more connections throughout the world, she added.
The flight between Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and Victoria in Seychelles will take only two hours and twenty minutes, making the route a short one.
Air Seychelles is also looking into capturing the Indian Ocean Islands and the East Africa regional airspace, adding to its current flights to South Africa.
With its pristine beaches, warm water, and coral reefs, Seychelles has long been a must-visit destination for many tourists from all over the world.
Seychelles is made up of 115 islands capable of hosting 215,000 international tourists per year, making the island a highly-developed tourist destination.