Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, will be launching a new route
this December with twice weekly flights between Almaty, Kazakhstan and Mahe, Seychelles.
The seasonal service begins 26 December and will operate until 27 March, 2023.

The inaugural flight will depart Almaty on 26 December, arriving into Mahe on 27 December
at 07:00. The new service, a first ever between the two countries, will be operated on a twoclass
Airbus A320 neo with 12 seats in Business Class and 156 in Economy Class, providing a
total of 672 seats to and from Kazakhstan each week.

Air Seychelles Chief Commercial Officer, Charles Johnson explains: “We’re extremely proud to
announce our first new destination after the Covid pandemic. With the recent signing of a new
bilateral agreement between the two countries, this route will open the door to Kazakhs
wanting to explore Seychelles and other islands in the Indian Ocean. It also marks the first time
Air Seychelles will be flying to Central Asia, which offers a growing leisure tourism market that
will surely love the award winning beaches and rare animals such as giant Aldabra tortoises
that Seychelles has to offer.”

The seasonal service will offer connections to Mauritius, Maldives and Johannesburg. In
addition to the twice weekly service, additional flights are on sale for the peak festive season
in December and March.

Flight schedule for Almaty flights:

All times noted are local. Flights operate with a brief technical stop in Abu Dhabi.
The Seychelles national carrier has been flying for over 45 years. Wholly owned by the
Government of Seychelles, the carrier operates regionally from its home in Mahe to Tel Aviv,
Johannesburg, Mumbai, Mauritius, and Maldives with state of the art Airbus A320NEO’s.
Domestically the carrier operates up to 30 roundtrips a day to Praslin, the second largest island
in the archipelago, along with various charters to other islands on its twin-otter fleet.
In 2022, Air Seychelles managed to retain the most coveted title of ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading
Airline’ at the 29th edition of the World Travel Awards as well as, ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading
Airline Business Class’, ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Cabin Crew’ and ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline
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