March 30, 2020: Air Seychelles has suspended all flights across its regional network due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). In addition, the airline has also further revised its domestic schedule to offer only two rotations between Mahe and Praslin daily from March 26, 2020.
Air Seychelles operated its last flight on March 25 from Johannesburg to Seychelles. The airline aims to resume services on its regional network on April 18, 2020.
The decision taken follows intensified travel advisories, national lockdowns, and closures at ports of entry within the Indian Ocean, South Africa, and India as well as in Seychelles, in an effort to combat the spread of Covid-19.
Remco Althuis, CEO, Air Seychelles said, "For the first time in Air Seychelles' 41 years history, we are suspending international flying due to the extraordinary events surrounding Covid-19. Our priority now is to ensure the safety of our employees and fellow citizens, while also focusing our energy on maintaining vital cargo supply chains to the country. We hope to resume normal commercial operations as soon as the situation improves."
Air Seychelles has recently taken the delivery of its new A320neo aircraft.