Wednesday, October 31, 2012

More Flight But Still No Direct Routes To Seychelles


AIR SEYCHELLES TO FLY TO HONG KONG

Air Seychelles announced today that it would introduce services to Hong Kong in February 2013, subject to regulatory approvals, following the delivery of its second Airbus A330-200 aircraft in January 2013.

The airline will operate three return services per week from the Seychelles to Hong Kong via Abu Dhabi. 

Cramer Ball, Air Seychelles’ Chief Executive Officer, said: “The Seychelles needs a national carrier which can support the growing number of travellers into the archipelago, not just from our historical markets in Europe, but also the powerful emerging ones. 

“Hong Kong’s economy is among the fastest growing in the world, supporting a booming middle class with a high disposable income per capita by global standards. 

“These factors have brought a remarkable increase in the number of travellers coming out of the region in recent years. In fact, since 2010, the number of travellers coming to the Seychelles from Hong Kong has more than doubled.

“We see Hong Kong as a significant driver for future tourism growth in the Seychelles, so we are positioning Air Seychelles to seize the opportunity and support this vital market.”

The Seychelles is a visa-free destination, meaning all visitors can receive visas on arrival. Seychellois citizens are also not required to have visas for travel to Hong Kong. 

Further, Hong Kong is a potential gateway to expand the airline’s reach within the region, with convenient connections to more than 30 destinations across mainland China, Japan and Australasia. 

Guests travelling between the Seychelles and Hong Kong will remain on the same aircraft and keep the same seat for both legs of the journey, allowing a seamless journey over Abu Dhabi. 

By operating the flights over Abu Dhabi, Air Seychelles can also codeshare with Etihad Airways to support further traffic to and from China. This dual approach will enable the airline to capture a significant market share.

The airline has also confirmed an increase in services to Abu Dhabi, from four to seven return services per week, a key part of a larger business plan approved by the airline’s Board of Directors.

Mr Ball said: “Through our partnership with Etihad Airways, we have been able to serve a much larger network and make improvements to the business that we could not have achieved independently. We are on track to break even this year, ensuring that Air Seychelles will continue to grow and thrive for many years to come.”




 About Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles was established in 1978 and began long-haul service in 1983. The airline currently offers international flights to Abu Dhabi, Johannesburg and Mauritius. Air Seychelles also offers more than 160 domestic scheduled flights a week throughout the archipelago, as well as domestic charter services.  As the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, Air Seychelles is a pillar of tourism, the island nation’s strongest and growing economic sector. The airline maintains a strategic partnership with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and 40 per cent stakeholder. For more information, please visit: www.airseychelles.com.

About Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, began operations in 2003, and in 2011 carried 8.3 million passengers. From its hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport, Etihad Airways serves 86 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and North America, with a fleet of 67 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and 100 aircraft on order, including 10 Airbus A380s, the world’s largest passenger aircraft. Etihad Airways also holds equity investments in airberlin, Air Seychelles, Virgin Australia and Aer Lingus. For more information, please visit: www.etihad.com. 



60 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pp and St Ange when they announced hundred flgiht by ETIHAD,EMIRATE per weeks to Seychelles,firstly,Seychellois would like Khalfia ,Secondly these hundreds flights are bringing tourists.No St Ange regardless of how many flgihts Etihad-Emirates flight fomr Arebia to Seychelles ithey would not revive our Trousim Industry simply becuase ARABS are not potential tourists and nor is holiday part of their traditions.

Our main market PP is EUROPE and itwould stay for decades as our first market.

Our economy is geting weorse each year and should PP stop the free fall ,it must tak action to revive our economy and to do that foreign aid.loans must be used and invest in our tourism industry thus our National Airline to operate direct flight from EUROEP Eeychelles then only we could experince a revival of our economy.

TOPURSIM DONKEYS is waht make Seychelles economy,therefore it must be the priority before anythings.Before building new buildings with shiny windows without furnitures insides,before building a new church to then demolished it for it was badly planned,before anything donkeys.

Jeanne D'Arc

Anonymous said...

Cramer Ball is giving us another one of his balls! Hong Kong - Seychelles flight via Abu Dhabi makes nothing different for Seychellois traveling to/from Far East destinations since Emirates provides already a Hong Kong - Dubai connection. If Air Seychelles was to fly directly from Hong Kong to Seychelles, like it does for South Africa then we can say Air Seychelles is still 60% a national airline.

Anonymous said...

Why compete with Etihad and Emirates on these routes ? Is HM going to be cheaper ?

Anonymous said...

Correction:- (exand) should read - expand.

Anonymous said...

Reply to comments on Air Seychelles-

The HM route to Jo Burg Air Seychelles has code shared with Etihad, which means Etihad can run the routes.

The HM flight to Hon Kong, is the same.

Similarly, Mauritius route is the same.

All the talk about making Air Seychelles a regional power house in airlines business is hog wash.

They are using Air Seychelles name, to piggy back, and pick up passengers with Etihad planes.

In the end it means profit for Etihad and Air Seychelles is as good as dead when Etihad says so.

Air Seychelles raison d'etre has always been to support the Tourism Industry, now with Etihad running the show and management, its raison D'erte is to support Etihad.

Example, why the sudden drop of Shanghai and pick up of Hong Kong route?

Why ignore European market routes while venturing into the Honk Kong market, which is surrounded by beautiful islands not far away?

PL have hacked a deal with the devil over Air Seychelles, instead on consolidating the air line, cutting some flights, and focusing the industry on key markets.

Now, Etihad and St. Ange, is focusing on the world market, with planes connecting everyday over 100, but no marketing budget to entice visitors to come to SEYCHELLES!

Another scam!

No industry can be run like this.

Seselwa Unite!

Sesel Pou Seselwa!

Christopher Gill
Leader
Seychelles Freedom Party

Anonymous said...

Seychellois you are stupid, in Abu Dhabi we are investing $500 billion into tourism, culture and industry, do you think we care about little Seychelles? You are like a grain of sand in our desert, our tourism master plan is so big and Air Seychelles works for Etihad to make Abu Dhabi the aviation hub of the world! Say thank you for the occasional peanuts we throw at you, cause we do not have as many camels as we have planes these days.

Anonymous said...

We did ask you nothing Michel are your donkey.why you dont help country like Palestin.Paskitan etc who its nation are sleeping all around the corner on the streets,like Qatar is doing helping Paslestin you suck arabs runing to Seychelles escaping arabs revolution and terorist we dont need kaka arabs on the island leave it in shara.YOU arabs are coming to Seychelles to distroyed our culture and beauty of our island.You invest billion but you country have debt to pay we Seselwa never care about arabs Michel care about arabs we give a fuck about your money and who you are camel what you built one day you will go back were you belong and leave it.We will make all invader go back were there
belong.

Anonymous said...

Is this not rich and insulting to Seychellois from this blogger November 3, 2012 - 8.31n P.M.?
This is the mentally we expect from this blogger. Money appears to be his only motivation. Unfortunately he has managed to convert few of our people that this is so. According to him we should be grateful to him for the "peanuts" he allows us. Yet, only a few years ago they were dead poor in the desert, livinga nomadic existence. Only the Americans and British saved their skin and found oil for them. Even today, if the expatriate workers were to leave their land, they would be totally unable to maintain their existence. This is exactly the opposite to what we seek for our people in the Seychelles. Ideally we would prefer our own people managing our affairs. Our own work force. This blogger can boast and build high rise buildings, with foreign labour force, but you need time to develop your educational mentally, and begin to work for yourselves

Anonymous said...

Reply to Peanut Arab

You can replace your camels with planes.

They will still smell like camels.

As for your peanuts we Seychellois have this to say: stick it up your arse.

Arab Go Home Hub on a camel !

Anonymous said...

Even in Dubai,kuwait,bahrain are a lots of beggers on the streets you rich country why your peoples are living in the gehtto you have money?

Anonymous said...

They are free to live the way they like, they are not robbed or killed by thieves like in your country. We cannot change the axis of the Earth but we are changing the axis of Power! What I am trying to tell you stupido, we utilize our brain with our resources to make our country a wonderland!

Anonymous said...

Haaahaaaahaaaa!primitive mankind, lots of them are in jail for raping,killing etc.. kouyon what u up to in Seychelles who did bring u and who invited u?.no time for u today i gonna watch Champion league.

Rivera said...

Is this not rich and insulting to Seychellois from this blogger November 3, 2012 - 8.31n P.M.? This is the mentally we expect from this blogger. Money appears to be his only motivation. Unfortunately he has managed to convert few of our people that this is so. According to him we should be grateful to him for the "peanuts" he allows us. Yet, only a few years ago they were dead poor in the desert, livinga nomadic existence. Only the Americans and British saved their skin and found oil for them. Even today, if the expatriate workers were to leave their land, they would be totally unable to maintain their existence. This is exactly the opposite to what we seek for our people in the Seychelles. Ideally we would prefer our own people managing our affairs. Our own work force. This blogger can boast and build high rise buildings, with foreign labour force, but you need time to develop your educational mentally, and begin to work for yourselves

Anonymous said...

You Arabs will never get it.
You can have oil, USA and UK will pump for you, process for you and you can buy planes with it.

Aside from the money you have, you are as stupid as the camels that grace your palace yards.

You smell like them.

Leave Seychelles, you will never stop us from eating boudin on Saturday raising pigs and eating pork chops.

Why, because it is clean and taste great.

Anonymous said...

Soon you will be eating only lamb chops and lamb curry. No more pork on the market in the land of Islam.

Anonymous said...

lAMB CURRY IS GOOD. TOO BAD WE DON'T GET ENOUGH OF IT!!!
CAMEL BRISKET IS DELICIOUS, SOON IT WILL REPLACE ROSBIF IN CERTAIN HOUSEHOLDS!!!

Anonymous said...

YOU CAN ALSO GET A GOOD HUMP STEAK FROM CAMELS!!!

Anonymous said...

ARABS GO HOME!

Anonymous said...

If we go home your begging bowl will be empty! You must have heard the saying which says "beggars cannot be choosers!"
Stupido use your brain, you are destined to live on grants, loans and write-offs for eternity.

Anonymous said...

En bout friapen ek koko, en mang, en tilapya i gout pli bon ki disab, deluil ek samo!

Anonymous said...

Idiot soon you will have nothing to eat, not even koko. You sold all your land to us foreigners, cut down all coconut trees to build high class hotels to attract tourists, export all tuna for Europeans to eat! You cook only dry skin of circumcised shark-head ha!ha!ha!
All you do all day is sing and dance - 'Seychelles is beautiful, girls are plentiful'

Anonymous said...

RIVERA
You completely right¨!On foreign workers,they cannot stoip depedning on foreign labour for not because they are only lazy ,but rather thing their money could make them slave ,an archaic way of thinking of ARAB tirbes.Moreover,they have been passing laws,regulating,and even sending EXPATS almost by force back to their home,for after having imported without control and without thinking thousands of cheap labours,today they have come to realize that it is a threat to the survival of their own kingdoms,that EXAPTS are becoming the majority and if not stop they might well in some decades by their rapid and control increase take over the country.For instance,In Kuwait EXAPTS population is more than Kuwaitis.EXAPTS have reduce them in their own land to 20 percents.

To 6.19PM
Seychelles exist as a Nation state before those Arabs,so it was not Arab money who make us survive so long as a poeple.Moreover,the reason why we are begging the world is not becuase we cannot depedn on ourslves but simply because PP forced dictatorship on us that has help destroy our country,banrupted our economy,stealing our wealth,etc...else Seychelles with its massive EEZ if Pp dictaotr would have not allowed foreigners to exploit it in return for a handful of peanuts,Seychelles could be Africa's Switzerland and could have benn as well bailing out African countires today.In a word,if we are poorer than beofre independence it is not natural ,but simply becuase theft,corruption,embezzlement,patronage,etc.. practice by PP for the last four decades.

Note this down-2,5 billion is SDwiss bank,in 2011 in a time of global financial crisis the รง% foreigner tuna seiners made a net revenues of over 3 BILLION DOLLARS,this figure was and would be probably increase in stable ifancial situation.It shows the potetial of wealth our country could made should we exploit our resources ourselves ,not to mention the many more products that can be produce from fish etc... that we donot proudce.

Lastly,As a Seychellois,with no gentic relation with Arabs,nor cultural ,tradition,laugaauge,religion etc.. like with ARABS and looking at how arrogant they act by thinking thier money could allow them to abuse a Antion's soveirignty,disrespect their laws and its people, thne i Am PROUD to say it aloud like the blogger bofore--ARAB GO HOME;SESEL POPU SESELWA.

Jeanne D?Arc

Jeanne D'Arc

Anonymous said...

but rather think that their money could make others slaves.

Anonymous said...

Dream on dreamer; our oil from under the ground was brought up and now our people have high-rise buildings. Your Tuna in the sea is fished to feed European - all you have is a foul smelling shanty-town.
As for ex-pat workers, look around you they are everywhere. Cause Seychelles people are lazy and stupid, all they do is wriggle their fat arses wherever there is free food, drink and music.

Anonymous said...

The arabs was using the Seychelles for their pirate trade long before we became Seychellois.

Anonymous said...

I said you are lazy because you cannot even work as cleaners of Tuna fish at IOT. I said you are stupid because you do not eat Tuna in the can, instead you prefer to eat dried skin of shark heads!!!!!
Go prepare for the next Carnival or festival, there is always something on the calender for free and to wriggle your fat arses. And show some respect for your Arabic benefactors.

Abu Dhabi Tourism said...

Via flights are better then direct because this way you can save a lot of Bucks ...

Anonymous said...

This is a response to blogger Nov 16, 2012, 9.09 PM and Nov 17 2012, 8.24 AM.
This Rag Head seems to think that money is everything and that "we should show respect to our benefactors". Respect should come from both sides. Most of us do not want to be enslaved by your money. This is no respect. As you indicated, our women are free to express themselves. This is totally different from your women in your country. They are beautiful too, but only if you were to allow them to show their faces. They are not even allowed to talk to strangers and respond in a courteous manner. This is enslavement, different from our country. Even yourself, when you are in our country, you are allowed to get rid of this rag from your head. You are allowed to have a drink and even enjoy the hospitality of our girls - provided your Imam chooses to look the other way! You should aim to set your women free, like ours. But you can keep your money.

Anonymous said...

STOP THE GENOCIDE IN GAZA!

DISCREDIT THE ZIONIST APARTHEID REGIME!

SHOW A LITTLE SYMPATHY TO HUMAN SUFFERING!

LET'S ADD OUR VOICES TO THE SYMPHONY OF HOPE!

LET'S ASK OUR GOVERNMENT TO CONDEMN THE ZIONIST!

WE DID IT FOR SOUTH AFRICA, NOW WE MUST UNITE TO SAVE THE PALESTINIANS!

A FREEDOM LOVING SESELWA!

Anonymous said...

Why can't we respect other culture?

Anonymous said...

Who do you call rag head? and you dare say that Seychelles women are beautiful! Honestly, did you watch the last beauty pageant? and where was Seychelles contestant?
Your women I see in the papers are all over-weight, ugly and vulgarly dressed . Arabic women cover their faces partly to preserve their modesty and beauty. Dirty infidels do not deserve to look at real beauty, it would be a sacrilege!

Anonymous said...

Ou zoli! Sa ou tit! Zoli boug! Arab wanna be! Escuse tour whoreness!

Anonymous said...

My friend,what women do is exercisig their tradition,culture and it is their rights .This same right applies to any Nations and people including us.While we resptect others culture ,tradition and so forth we have no intension of changing our culture,tradition to that of Arabs etc...That is waht we are and we proud of that.You might have your personal opion and we should all have too,for it is a huamn rights ,the right of freedom of expression.

As our women you see of newpapers or whereever,and the way you see them that is how our people want them or at least want to see them,we are free and open minded.Century ago any aprts of the owrld including hear at home ,woemn used to wear veil to go to church,but as we accept and understand that man evoluate and become more civilized we have accpet the way you see our women as you see it.If you have a problem with it,the best thing to do is Go back home.Seychelleois have no intension of letting some Arbs witjh fuedal,retarded mentality take them back to the stone age in the 21st century.
Lastly,the different i think betwwen Arbs women and Seychellois women is that We consider All individual as equal and having the same Huamn rights and that amy expalin why our women are liberal and free.otherwise,we weould have also consider like the Arabs women as less human than men and should be stoned should they try and express the human dignity freely.

Jeanne D'Arc

Anonymous said...

centuries many parts of the world

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Anonymous said...

I hope Israel drop a nuclear bomb on these Palestians.
And no I do not belong in SFP, I am not Chris Gill, nor anyone affilicated with SFP. I just want the Jews to be able to live in peace for once.I want the Jews to be able to enjoy the land God gave them.
LONG LIVE THE JEWS DEATH AND HELL TO PALESTINIANs

Anonymous said...

PRAYING TO THE DEVIL!

No children of God would build a Nuclear Bomb to destroy the world! I am not affiliated with any political party either.

Jews live in peace all over the world.

Anonymous said...

Soleil Island development

FAURE said "development must be nature base".Faure concider that man planted CED trees on soleil are natural and should be protected while at the same time Pp govt. has allowed foreigners to destroy intact,natural and hectars forests to make place for big five star hotel construction for foreigners normal.Hectar of virgin land have been destroyed at BABARON,LA MISERE,Raflles Praslin,LEMUIA hotel Praslin and many other places around the country approved by FAURE and PP when law forbid it .

It show us how ignorant those donkeys are.For FAURE protect trees artificailly planted on reclaimed islands but destroy hectars of virgin forests around Seychelles .

Give usabreak FAURE/PP.

Anonymous said...

Note also that the same FAURE has been gifted Ile Soleil or simply taken it for himself though paid by tax payers 'money and belong to the people.

Anonymous said...

...and you may not belong to SFP but you might as well be because your are in the same league of idiots as them!

Anonymous said...

If an idiot is your new definition of a free thinker then I am guilty as charged.

Anonymous said...

A REAL PERSON WITH FEELINGS!

Real Madrid iconic forward Cristiano Ronaldo has donated €1.5 million to Palestinian children in Gaza, the Arabic version of the club’s Classico network reports.
The star forward gave his Golden Boot which he earned in 2011 to the Real Madrid foundation. The Spanish giants in their turn sold it at auction and will now donate the funds to schools in Gaza
According to various reports, the Real Madrid Foundation has helped to build 167 schools in 66 countries.
It’s not the first time Ronaldo has given to charity. Last year he sold most of his sports shoes at a Real Madrid Foundation auction which was also dedicated to raising funds for schools in Gaza.
Ronaldo became the most expensive footballer in history after moving from Manchester United to Real Madrid in a transfer worth €93.9 million. In addition, his contract with Real Madrid, in which he is paid €12 million per year, makes him one of the highest-paid footballers in the world.

Anonymous said...

DO YOU REMEMBER?

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Anonymous said...

C. Ronaldo donation a good thing.he could have also given it to his own nationals especally the poor now hit by Fianacail crisis whihc ahs also resulted having despearte portuguese comiiting daily suicide.

Maybe Pp should take a leaf from C.ronaldo book,not by giving donation but by simply bringing back our stoeln billions,ask Cheif-of -staff of the army to give back the sR 6
MiILLIONS he has stolen from SDPF coffer,etc.. this woudl surely show that thieves can have feeling and be emotional ,but most importantly all those billions would slove the economic free fall created by the same thieves.

RAm could also give Sr2 million he is pocketing each year for keeping PP alive,to charity,to lederly homes,etc...

Jeanne D'Arc


Anonymous said...

have feelings and be emotional at times

Anonymous said...

Jeanne D'arc is but pseudo of Gill himself. The only way he can cowardly express his true feelings about the world around him!

Anonymous said...

Is that true Mr. Gill? Are you really writing as Jeanne d'Arc?

Anonymous said...

This is my blog and I can use any pseudo that I want. Ramkalawan comes as pissedoff and no one says anything.
If you have a problem with that then fuck off!

Seselwa Unite!

Sesel Pou Seselwa!

Christopher Gill
Leader
Seychelles Freedom Party

Anonymous said...

Never mind Ramkalawan, we all know he is a donkey. I take this as a yes, hence, Jeanne d'Arc is your donkey suit.

A FREEDOM LOVING SESELWA

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