Bird Island Introduces Daily Flights

Air Seychelles De Havilland Twin Otter landing on Bird Island Seychelles
Air Seychelles De Havilland Twin Otter landing on Bird Island Seychelles

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Seychelles, has increased its inter-island flights between Mahé and Bird Island and is now flying daily. This will provide residents and international travellers with more choice and convenience.

The development will see Air Seychelles operate flights to the Bird island 340 days a year, representing a major upgrade to its current charter operation. The service has been upgraded following an agreement signed between Roy Kinnear, Chief Executive Officer at Air Seychelles and Alex Savy, owner and manager of the island resort.

Lying roughly 100km north of Mahé, Bird Island is a small coral island known for its spectacular birdlife. The highlight is a colony of more than a million sooty terns which nest there every year, along with many other seabirds. 24 nature-friendly chalets can also be found on the island, offering leisure travellers and bird lovers a memorable tropical escape.

Roy Kinnear, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles –

“Home to tens of thousands of migratory sea birds at any one time, Bird Island is a truly unique destination. It offers travellers a one-of-a-kind experience in Seychelles.”

“We’re delighted to sign this agreement, which will enhance air access to Bird Island. This will increase its exposure in the world tourism market and provide international visitors with better and more frequent connections.”

“With charter services to numerous islands in the Seychelles archipelago, from Frégate to D’Arros, we’re proud that Air Seychelles plays an important role in enabling people to discover the far-off reaches of our country.”

Alex Savy, Co-owner of Bird Island –

“Bird Island is growing increasingly popular with international guests. Signing this agreement with Air Seychelles, will provide them with fantastic air links every day of the week.”

“With a large year-round population of more than 20 bird species, perfect sandy beaches, and not to mention Esmeralda, the largest land tortoise in the world, Bird Island makes for an unforgettable holiday for any traveller interested in nature.”

The new flights started on 1 August 2016. For enquiries please contact the Bird Island Reservations Department at their office, located at the Inter Island Quay on Mahé. Tel: +248 4224925 or Email:

Bookings may also be made through local DMCs and other travel partners.

Click here for information on flights to Bird Island, Seychelles.

About Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles was established in 1978 and began long-haul service in 1983. The airline currently offers international flights to Abu Dhabi, Antananarivo, Beijing, Johannesburg, Mauritius, Mumbai and Paris. Air Seychelles also offers more than 200 domestic scheduled flights a week throughout the archipelago, including domestic charter services.

As the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, Air Seychelles is a pillar of tourism. It is the island nation’s strongest and growing economic sector. The airline maintains a strategic partnership with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and 40 per cent stakeholder. For more information, please visit:

September 8, 2016 12:00 am

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