Direct flights from Switzerland to Seychelles begin, boosting tourism market

Seychelles gained a new foothold in the European tourism market on Sunday as Edelweiss Air began a new direct route between Switzerland and the island nation.

The airline is the third delivering direct services between Europe and Seychelles – a 115-island archipelago in the western Indian Ocean.

Edelweiss’ inaugural flight to Seychelles touched down with almost 300 passengers onboard.

The former Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation, Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, said that as Air Seychelles has stopped flights to Europe, “it is very important to reestablish direct services with the main markets in Europe.”

Source: Seychelles News Agency