Air Seychelles (Mahe) on April 2 announced the launch of a once per week all-cargo service between the two largest islands of Seychelles on its Shorts 360 aircraft.
The cargo service will target perishable commodities destined for hotels and other tourism establishments on Praslin, offering seamless connections to Air Seychelles flights from Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi.
All shipments destined to Praslin will be customs cleared in Mahe. Consignee trucks on Praslin will be given access to the airport ramp to facilitate off-loading on to the trucks for quick and seamless distribution to customers.
The Shorts 360 aircraft has been retrofitted to operate as a cargo aircraft, and can now carry up to 3500 kilograms of cargo with a volumetric capacity of 1309 cubic feet.
The inaugural Shorts 360 freighter flight flew with 73 pieces, 730 kilograms of perishable cargo on Monday, March 31, arriving on Praslin fresh and cool.
The cargo flights will operate under the flight number HM 3300 departing Mahe at 09:00 every Monday to arrive at Praslin at 09:15. Flight HM 3301 will return as a scheduled flight departing from Praslin at 10:15.
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