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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.


Passenger Flights

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.

Cargo Flights

Currently, the airline only operates cargo flights, with no confirmed timeline for the start of passenger operations. Cargo destinations include:

  • Mumbai International Airport
  • Tel Aviv Ben Gurion
  • Perth International Airport (proposed)

Baggage Allowance

Carry-on Baggage

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.

Checked Baggage

It is not yet known what the checked baggage allowance will be for passengers when the airline begins operating passenger flights.

Class Fares

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.

Check-In Information

Online Check-In

It is not yet known whether online check-in will be available.

Airport Check-In

In most instances, it is recommended that passengers arrive as early as possible, usually about 2 hours before scheduled departure.

Alternatives to Seychelles International Airways

Looking for flights to the Seychelles? Seychelles International Airwaysisn’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.

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.

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Hub Airport

Mahé Seychelles International (SEZ)

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 FranceAir MauritiusBritish AirwaysEthiopian AirlinesTurkish AirlinesQatar AirwaysEmirates, and Ethiopian Airlines.


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.

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September 2020

Seychelles International Airways to launch with cargo-only flights from September 2020

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.