From March 24th, 2018 customers will be able to fly direct from Heathrow Terminal 5 to the Seychelles, making British Airways the only airline offering a non-stop service from the UK.
Scattered across the Indian Ocean and famed as some of the most idyllic islands on the planet, flights will take to the skies twice-a-week from March to October and will be operated by the airline’s newest fleet of aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
The Seychelles offers honeymooners, families and sun worshippers world famous beaches, crystal clear waters, easy island hopping and colourful coral reefs.
With flights taking off on Wednesdays and Saturdays, the route timetable is perfectly positioned for honeymooners and holidaymakers keen to immerse themselves in island-life for longer and book 10-night trips and extend their break.
Sean Doyle, British Airways’ director of network and alliances, said: “The Seychelles is one of the most beautiful places on earth and we’re delighted to be adding this collection of islands to our extensive route network. Customers can now get into ‘holiday mode’ even earlier with British Airways’ direct flights from London taking 10 hours, instead of over 13 hours with a connection in the Middle East. As one of the leading luxury holiday destinations, the Seychelles offers customers a wide range of accommodation and activities in stunning natural surroundings.”
|Sector||Day of week||Departure time||Arrival time|
|LHR to SEZ||Wednesday and Saturday||17:50||07:00|
|SEZ to LHR||Thursday and Sunday||09:00||16:20|
Facts and stats:
- The Seychelles is made up of 115 individual islands
- The two largest islands are Mahé and Praslin
- The most popular time of year to visit is May through to November
- The average temperatures in May is 30 degrees
- The time difference is GMT -4
Furthermore, this is the thirty-third route offered on the twenty-four Boeing 787 aircraft currently in British Airways‘ fleet. For so-called long thin routes, the 787 offers the flexibility that BA needs to maintain operations or promote growth to a level that can sustain higher capacity aircraft such as the Boeing 777.