Ethiopian Airlines is launching four-times-weekly, non-stop service from Addis Ababa to Mahé in the Republic of Seychelles on April 1.

Ethiopian Airlines is launching four-times-weekly, non-stop service from Addis Ababa to Mahé in the Republic of Seychelles on April 1.

Seychelles International Airport (IATA code SEZ) on Mahé, the largest island in the Seychelles and the location of the nation’s capital Victoria, will be Ethiopian Airlines’ 41st destination in Africa and the carrier’s 65th destination worldwide.


Ethiopian’s schedule for the route will see flight ET879 leaving Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport (ADD) at 10:10 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays and arriving at SEZ at 3:25 p.m. local time.

Until it receives the first of 12 Airbus A350-900s it has on order, Ethiopian Airlines' medium- and long-haul fleet is entirely comprised of Boeing aircraft. The carrier operates Boeing 737-700s, 737-800s, 757s, 767-300ERs (like the one seen here taking off on its delivery flight from Boeing's Everett facility in 2003) and Boeing 777-200LRs. Ethiopian also has 10 Boeing 787-8s on order and additionally operates eight Bombardier Q400 turboprops on domestic and regional routes

In the other direction, ET878 is timed to depart SEZ at 4:25 p.m. and land at ADD at 7:40 p.m. local time.

The Republic of Seychelles, a paradise of far-flung islands south of the equator in the Western Indian Ocean, comprises 115 islands occupying a land area of 455 square kilometers (176 square miles) and an Exclusive Economic Zone of 1.4 million square kilometers (540,000 square miles).

Of these 115 islands, 41 constitute the oldest mid-oceanic granite islands on Earth, while a further 74 form the low-lying coral atolls and reef islands of the Outer Islands. The country is a world leader in sustainable ecotourism, which attracts a carefully controlled number of visitors every year.

“Ethiopian is pleased to fly to the legendary beauty and exotic[ism of the] Seychelles, which is a home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Aldabra, the world’s largest raised coral atoll and Praslin’s Vallée de Mai, once believed to be the original site of the Garden of Eden,” says Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines.

The airline is offering a promotional fare from Addis Ababa to the Seychelles. Ethiopian Airlines also offers special fares for tour packages to major African tourist destinations such as Mombasa, Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro, Dar-Es-Salaam, Johannesburg, Malindi, Maputo, Djibouti and Cairo.

For more information on Ethiopian Airlines’ tour packages, visit the nearest Ethiopian office or email MarketDevt(at)ethiopianairlines.com.

Ethiopian Airlines, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa, made its maiden international flight to Cairo in 1946 and now operates services to 64 international destinations spanning four continents. Ethiopian is a member of the Star Alliance.