Seychelles International Airways is a private airline operating in the Seychelles, Africa. It is based at Mahé Seychelles International Airport (SEZ), and currently operates cargo flights, with future plans to provide passenger flights. Seychelles International Airways is the rebranded name of Seychelles Airlines (which operated between 2011 and 2018).
Although only currently operating cargo flights, the airline has stated that it hopes to move into passenger operations in the near future, beginning with private charter flights. In the long term, the airline plans to expand with long-haul passenger operations out of Mahe.
Looking for flights to the Seychelles? Seychelles International Airways isn’t currently operating passenger flights. If you're looking to book flights to the Seychelles, Air Seychelles, the national flag carrier, operates flights from Europe, Africa, and Asia to the Seychelles. The following airlines also operate flights to the Seychelles:
Looking for flights within the Seychelles? Take a look at our guide to domestic flights within the Seychelles to find out more, including domestic check-in times, baggage allowance, and more.
Seychelles International Airways has a long-term ambition to also operate long-haul passenger operations out of Mahe. The initial plan of Seychelles International Airways was to operate intercontinental, long-haul passenger flights, connecting the beautiful Seychelles to Europe and mainland China. However, the launch of these operations was postponed due to Covid-19, with no timeline currently in place.
Currently, the airline only operates cargo flights, with no confirmed timeline for the start of passenger operations. Cargo destinations include:
The airline is currently only operating cargo flights. It has long-term plans to operate passenger flights, but more information has yet to be announced.
It is not yet known what the checked baggage allowance will be for passengers when the airline begins operating passenger flights.
It is not yet known whether online check-in will be available.
In most instances, it is recommended that passengers arrive as early as possible, usually about 2 hours before scheduled departure.
Seychelles International Airways currently only operates cargo flights, although the carrier does have plans to commence passenger flights in the near future. The airline has yet to make an announcement regarding what cabin classes (Economy, Premium, or Business, for example) will be available, as well as what the onboard experience will be like.
The airline currently operates an A340-600 aircraft, a market-niche as the airline’s primary competitor, Air Seychelles (the national flag carrier of the Seychelles), no longer operates any widebody aircraft. The airline also operates two A320-200Ns, and has reportedly been considering expanding its fleet further.
Seychelles International Airport (IATA: SEZ), is the international airport serving the Seychelles. It is located on the island of Mahé, near the capital city of Victoria. The airport is the home and primary hub for Air Seychelles, the national flag carrier of the Seychelles. International airlines that fly to SEZ include Air France, Air Mauritius, British Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Emirates, and Ethiopian Airlines.
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New airline, Seychelles International Airways, is taking to the skies, with cargo operations beginning in September 2020. The airline was originally going to launch with passenger flights, but made the decision to delay passenger flights following COVID-19 restrictions.