Emirates' New Daily Flights from Anywhere in the World to the Seychelles
Seychelles strengthens cooperation with Emirates AirlineTuesday, 09 November 2010
The Seychelles Minister for Foreign Affairs; Mr Jean Paul Adam, accompanied by the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board; Mr Alain St.Ange, met with Mr. Timothy Clark; President of Emirates Airline, to discuss future cooperation between the Seychelles Islands and the Middle East carrier; Emirates.
The meeting followed the recent announcement by Emirates that it will increase its weekly flights to the Seychelles to seven starting 4th November 2010, meaning Emirates will be offering a daily service from anywhere in the world.
Flight EK 705 will depart Dubai at 0230 hours and will arrive in Seychelles at 0700 hours. On the return journey, flight EK 706 will depart Seychelles at 0830, arriving in Dubai at 1300 hours. The service will be operated by an Airbus A340–500 aircraft, offering 12 seats in First class, 42 seats in Business Class, and 258 seats in Economy.
The meeting in Dubai provided the opportunity for Minster Adam and Mr St Ange to also sell the 2011 Seychelles "Carnaval International de Victoria" to Dubai. Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles is planning an international carnival from 4th to 6th March 2011, echoing the time when Seychelles first became a melting pot of different cultures from the four corners of the planet. With participants from several countries with famous carnivals of their own, the Victoria Carnival is on course to bring the capital to life with a grand, open-air restaurant featuring food and music from across the world as local hotels, in coordination with various participating countries, set up al fresco restaurants showcasing their particular culture's culinary skills.
The official opening of the carnival, promises to be a spectacle with visiting dignitaries from the various participating countries in attendance, lasting throughout the night. The Seychelles Capital is also expected to swell with visiting navies, whose visits are being encouraged to coincide with the 3-day carnival. The opening day will then lead into ‘the’ carnival day itself on the 5th March, featuring a procession of participants' floats on a circular itinerary through the streets of the capital and against a backdrop of music, dance, and colorful costumes.
Source: SHTA E-News Issue No. 23, 2010