British Airways’ new Indian Ocean route

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Travellers wanting to discover more in 2018 will now have even more choice as British Airways direct flights along the Indian Ocean.

From 24 March 2018, customers will be able to fly direct from Heathrow Terminal 5 to the Seychelles, making British Airways the only airline offering a non-stop service from the UK.

Scattered across the Indian Ocean, flights will take to the skies twice-a-week from March to October and will be operated by the airline’s newest fleet of aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The Seychelles offers honeymooners, families and sun-worshippers beaches, crystal-clear waters, easy island-hopping and coral reefs.

With flights taking off on Wednesdays and Saturdays, the route timetable is positioned for honeymooners and holidaymakers keen to immerse themselves in island-life for longer and book 10 night trips and extend their break.

Sean Doyle, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, said: “The Seychelles is one of the most beautiful places on earth and we’re delighted to be adding this collection of islands to our extensive route network. Customers can now get into ‘holiday mode’ even earlier with British Airways’ direct flights from London taking 10 hours, instead of over 13 hours with a connection in the Middle East. As one of the leading luxury holiday destinations, the Seychelles offers customers a wide range of accommodation and activities in stunning natural surroundings.”

Return fares start from £699 in World Traveller,  £999 in World Traveller Plus, £2499 in Club World and from £3499 for First, and are available to book now.

British Airways has launched more than 30 new routes across the globe this year including direct flights to New Orleans from Heathrow and Fort Lauderdale and Oakland from Gatwick.

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