Fri, 25 November 2022

The news was announced at a special event organized by the Tourism Seychelles and attended by Ms. Irena Georgieva, Bulgaria’s Deputy Minister of Tourism

The charters and the exotic destination were presented at a special event in Sofia organized by Tourism Seychelles

The first direct flights for 2023 from Bulgaria to Seychelles will start in January. The exotic destination is becoming more and more accessible and preferred by Bulgarians. The flight tickets are already on sale, and charters will connect Sofia with the largest island of the Seychelles - Mahe. They will be realized with the support of the Seychelles tour operator 7South, their Bulgarian partners - Planet Travel Center and Luxutour, as well as with the active support of the Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of Seychelles in Bulgaria. The dates for the 2023 direct flights to Seychelles are: 20.01.2023 - 28.01.2023, 25.02.2023 - 05.03.2023 and 18.03.2023 - 26.03.2023.

The news was announced during an official event in Sofia today, organized by Tourism Seychelles. The event was attended by Ms. Irena Georgieva, Bulgaria’s Deputy Minister of Tourism, representatives of Tourism Seychelles – Ms. Bernadette Willemin – Director-General for Destination Marketing and Ms. Lena Hoareau, Director for Russia, CIS & Eastern Europe, as well as Mr. Maxim Behar, Honorary Consul General of Seychelles in Bulgaria, Mr. Emrecan Inancer, Turkish Airlines General Manager for Bulgaria, Mr. Petar Stoyanov, General Director of Luxutour, and Ms. Darina Stefanova, General Director of Planet Travel Center. 

"Seychelles is undoubtedly one of our partners in tourism with whom we want to develop our relations and deepen the opportunities for fruitful cooperation in the future. Seychelles is a preferred destination for high-end tourism and is a shining example of a valuable tourism product that is developed and promoted by some of the best Bulgarian tour operators. I believe that the foundations of our cooperation have already been laid because many Bulgarians know the destination with its best advantages. I am convinced that the efforts of Mr. Maxim Behar, as Honorary Consul General of Seychelles in Bulgaria, to develop our bilateral relations will bring wonderful results in the future." - said Ms. Irena Georgieva, Deputy Minister of Tourism in Bulgaria.

"We are happy that Bulgaria has become one of the key tourism markets for Seychelles. The flow of Bulgarian tourists continues to increase both because of the beautiful nature, the diverse water attractions and authentic culture. We believe that the exotic destination can offer unforgettable experiences for everyone and the direct flights will greatly facilitate their travel there."said Ms. Bernadette Willemin, Director-General for Destination Marketing, Tourism Seychelles.

"It is very important for us to be part of the good bilateral relations of the two countries and have the opportunity to support further develop the tourism sector. Our goal is to fly from Bulgaria to Seychelles daily by 2024," said Mr. Emrecan Inancer, Turkish Airlines General Manager for Bulgaria.

Tourism Seychelles also organized a special Seychelles dinner on 22 November in Sofia for Bulgarian tour operators and partners. The event was also attended by Ms. Anna Butler Payette, Managing Director of 7°South, who revealed more about the beautiful places of Seychelles and the tourism opportunities in 2023.

The direct flights are enjoying growing interest from Bulgarian tourists and Seychelles have become one of the most popular warm and sunny holiday destinations in Bulgaria and Europe. The first two direct flights took off at full capacity and their passengers were welcomed with gifts and traditional music at the Seychelles International Airport in the capital Victoria.


Dates of the 2023 direct flights to Seychelles:

  •          20.01.2023 - 28.01.2023
  •          25.02.2023 - 05.03.2023
  •          18.03.2023 - 26.03.2023

More flight information:

  •          Sofia 01:00 - Mahe 12:00 (with technical stop in Djibouti)
  •          Mahe 15:00 - Sofia 22:25 (with technical stop in Djibouti)

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