Bristol airport is to gain charter flights to Dubai and the Seychelles.
Air Charter Service is to run a short series of Air Seychelles flights from Bristol direct to Dubai with an onward service to the Seychelles to coincide with Easter and the early May bank holiday 2022.
The airline will use new Airbus A320neo aircraft on the route in a three-class configuration.
Air Charter Service group travel services director Caroline Wood, Air Charter Service’s Group Travel Services Director, commented on the partnership: “With British travellers desperate to get away and experience something a little different, this flying programme offers just that, and we have purposely timed it to coincide with Easter and the May Bank holiday next year.
“Air Seychelles’ modern A320neo aircraft offer three classes of comfort on these flights, a Premium Club cabin, the innovative Economy Space offering – which includes a blocked middle seat – and standard economy class.
“From Bristol, passengers can choose to fly directly into Dubai or continue on to Mahe in the Seychelles. These exciting trips are the first flights to the Middle East and Indian Ocean from Bristol and open up a new opportunity for a convenient regional departure.”
Wood added: “The Bristol to Dubai and Seychelles flying programme is the first of many exciting and unique seat-only offerings aimed at specific markets and experiential travel which Air Charter Service will be selling and promoting via our travel trade partners. We’d be delighted to discuss the opportunity to partner with both travel agents and tour operators to sell our products.”
Airport head of airline relations Shaun Browne said: ‘’This is a truly exciting project for Bristol airport, opening up our region to new destinations is one of our primary goals.
“We continue to work with Air Charter Service and Air Seychelles with the vision to offer other exciting destinations for the future.”
Air Seychelles chef commercial officer Charles Johnson said: ‘’Passengers will be able to fly directly to Dubai, and then continue their journey onto the Seychelles – two destinations known for sun and shopping.
“We operated many flights with ACS last year as they helped our aircraft to keep on flying throughout the pandemic. We will be configuring our aircraft to provide additional comfort to the passengers and our friendly crew are looking forward to welcoming passengers on board for their flights to the Middle East and the stunning islands of the Seychelles next April and May.”