Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, is set to enhance its flight schedule with convenient new flight timings and will introduce an additional service between Seychelles and Johannesburg to meet seasonal demand over the busy end-of-year period.

Effective Sunday, 1 November 2015, the new schedule will see flight HM061, the airline’s existing three-flights-per-week service to Johannesburg, which operates on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, move from the present 8.10am departure to 9.25am, to arrive at Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg at 12.35pm. On the return, flight HM060 from Johannesburg will now depart at 2.00pm, and is scheduled to arrive in the Seychelles at 8.55pm, rather than the current time of 7.30pm.

In addition to these scheduled services, Air Seychelles will also introduce an additional flight each week between Seychelles and Johannesburg, which will operate every Tuesday between 15 December 2015 and 5 January 2016.

Roy Kinnear, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, said: “We are pleased to provide guests with four additional flights between Johannesburg and Seychelles during the busy end-of-year season to meet the strong travel demand from this important city.

“The new Tuesday services will add more than 1,000 seats on the route which, combined with our flights on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, offer guests more choice and convenience when travelling for their holidays over the busy Christmas and New Year period.”

In addition to flying between Seychelles and Johannesburg, travellers can also take advantage of the domestic flights operated by codeshare partner South African Airways, between Johannesburg and Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban and East London.