Air Seychelles has launched low altitude scenic
flights that offer a bird’s eye view of some of the most beautiful
spots of the Seychelles’ main island, Mahe.
The 30-minute flight departs from Seychelles
International Airport and takes passengers on a tour of either
North Mahe or South Mahe.
On the North Mahe tour for example, Cerf Island,
Moyenne and Ste Anne islands will be visible to the right. The
flight then continues past the capital of Victoria, following the
coastline around the northern point of Mahe to Beau Vallon beach.
Heading past Anse Major, the Baie Ternay marine park and Port
Launay, the flight provides views of the Morne
Seychellois national park, before circling back at Grand Anse
Air Seychelles’ Head of Sales for the Home
Market, Mrs. Kathleen Payet said the scenic flights, which have to
be booked 24 hours in advance, will be sold on a charter basis
instead of selling individual seats as is the case for normal
“We are targeting large groups who before had to
charter two or three helicopters for such scenic flights,
including guests from cruise ship who are very eager to embark on
such experiences,” said Mrs Payet.
The scenic flights are operated with a Twin Otter DHC-6 400
aircraft configured with 19 seats of which 11 are window seats.
The flights are
available daily between 13:30 and 15:00 based on demand.
Air Seychelles’ Chief Executive Roy Kinnear
said, “Flying at a low altitude on a Twin Otter
aircraft, our service will provide breath-taking views of many
famous sights and landmarks of north Mahe, from stunning beaches
to the verdant rolling hills of the national park, all framed by
the Indian Ocean.”