Making the announcement Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Latin America, Central and Southern Africa said: “Emirates’ decision to commit two additional scheduled flights a week is a clear indication of customer demand, both for our award-winning product and the wealth of attractions that this popular destination has to offer.”
“Emirates’ expanded schedule provides better connectivity and a wider choice for our customers connecting through Dubai. These additional seats every week are central to helping us meet the growing demand and support the Seychelles tourism industry,” he continued.
Various initiatives to promote partnership between Kenya and Seychelles have been undertaken.
Last year, the two countries entered into a principal agreement to promote “twin centre holidays” to spur cooperation and partnerships, underscoring the enormous potential of multi centre holidays to Africa, with effective air linkages providing the requisite logistics.
The corporation includes an open visa regime, where tourists coming to several countries during their holiday can obtain a single visa permitting them to visit for instance eastern Africa and the Seychelles.
Emirates Airline has been flying regularly between Nairobi and the Seychelles’ main international airport on Mahe through its hub in Dubai, offering an ideal extension option for passengers travelling to the Indian Ocean archipelago Since January 2005.
In March this year, the two countries signed memorandum of understanding on the Avoidance of Double taxation, a move that will enhance trade ties between the two countries.
The airline operates an Airbus A340-500 on the route, offering customers a choice of cabins with 12 luxurious private suites in First Class, 42 deeply reclining Business Class seats and plenty of room to relax in Economy Class, where there are 204 seats available.
Passengers can enjoy the award-winning ice entertainment system, with hundreds of channels of on-demand entertainment to choose from, including movies from around the world, TV channels, audio channels, video games and news headlines.
Emirates customers also have the opportunity to enjoy meals prepared by gourmet chefs and exceptional service from the international cabin crew recruited from over 130 nationalities, speaking over 55 languages.
They receive a generous baggage allowance, with 30kg for those travelling in Economy Class, 40kg for Business Class and 50kg for First Class.