Aeroflot Airlines has decided to significantly expand the volume of traffic on the Moscow – Mahe (Seychelles) route due to the high demand for the route. Starting from April 9, the airline will operate two weekly flights – on Fridays and Sundays.
In addition, the carrier has decided to change the type of aircraft that is operating on the route. If at first the Airbus A330-300 with a capacity of 276 seats was announced, now the flights are planned to be operated on a more spacious Boeing 777-300ER, which is capable of carrying 402 passengers (30 in business class and 48 more in premium economy). Thus, the total weekly seating capacity will almost triple.
Tourist business participants have no doubts that Aeroflot’s announced volumes will be loaded almost completely: the surge in bookings for the Seychelles occurred immediately after the country announced its intention to open its borders to all foreign travelers on March 25. And after the Russian airline announced the start of direct flights from April 2.
Currently, a RT ticket from Aeroflot costs more than 60 thousand rubles at a bagless fare.
Representatives of tour operators previously expressed the opinion that the opening of the Seychelles could slightly relieve the already significantly overheated Maldives. The latter are experiencing a serious lack of transportation in the Russian market.
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