Emirates has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Seychelles Tourism Board at Expo 2020: an agreement that reaffirms the airline’s commitment to the Indian Ocean archipelago and outlines joint initiatives to promote trade and tourism in the country. “Emirates has shared strong ties with the Seychelles since 2005 and the island nation remains a very important market for us,” said Ahmed Khoory, svp commercial West Asia & Indian Ocean of the Dubai airline. This agreement is a strong testimony of our commitment and support to the archipelago. We thank our partners for their continued support and look forward to continuing to grow our successful partnership. “
“Emirates has been steadfast and firm in its support for the Seychelles and we are truly grateful for that – added Sylvestre Radegonde, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism -. Therefore, we would like to express our support for next year with the hope that it will be a better year for both the Seychelles and the airline ”.
Emirates launched operations to the Seychelles in 2005 and the airline currently operates daily flights to Male, using Boeing 777-300ers. The carrier was the first international airline to resume passenger services to the Seychelles in August 2020, coinciding with the country’s reopening to international tourists. Since January 2021, Emirates has carried nearly 43,500 passengers to Seychelles, from more than 90 destinations, including major markets, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, France, Poland, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Russia, Belgium and the United States of America.