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Ethiopian to Launch Flights to Seychelles

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[HD video below] Ethiopian Airlines is to launch nonstop flights from Addis Ababa to the Seychelles from 1 April 2012.

The Republic of the Seychelles comprises 115 islands occupying a land area of 455 km and an Exclusive Economic Zone of 1.4 km in the Western Indian Ocean.

Of these 115 islands, 41 constitute the oldest mid-oceanic granite islands on earth while a further 74 form the low-lying coral atolls and reef islands of the Outer Islands. The country is a world leader in sustainable ecotourism which attracts a number of visitors every year.

Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, said, Ethiopian is pleased to fly to the legendary beauty and exotic Seychelles, which is a home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Aldabra, the worlds largest raised coral atoll and Praslins Valle de Mai, once believed to be the original site of the Garden of Eden.

Seychelles will be Ethiopians 41st destination in Africa and 65th worldwide.

 The flight schedule will be as follows:

ET879 Tue/Thu/Fri/Sun ADD 10:10 15:25 SEZ
ET878 Tue/Thu/Fri/Sun SEZ 16:25 19:40 ADD

Ethiopian will now provide more options for passengers flying from any part of the world to the Seychelles and vise versa to the cosmopolitan city of the living museum of natural history, where colourful blend of peoples of different races, cultures and religions are found, added Mr Tewolde. 

Interview with Elsia Grandcourt - Deputy CEO Seychelles Tourism Board @ ITB Asia 2011 in Singapore

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