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Cheap Flights from Johannesburg to Seychelles

Looking to take a break from the rat race in search of funsunzi? You can't go wrong with the Seychelles. The only direct flights from Johannesburg to the Seychelles are with Air Seychelles, but the 1-stop options are often cheaper (e.g. Kenya Airways and Emirates).

(there is a seperate page for flights from Cape Town to the Seychelles).


  • 30 December 2013. Earlier this month the Seychelles Tourism Board sent congratulations to Ethiopian Airlines on being voted "African Airline of the Year" at the African Airlines Association general assembley in Mombasa. They may not have been so fast to congratulate, if they knew that Ethiopian Airlines would announce later in December that they were quitting flying to the Seychelles from March 2014. This means no more JHB to Seychelles via Addis Ababa flights. It does open a bit more of a gap in the market for Air Austral, which plans on commencing flights to the Seychelles from June 2014.

  • 23 June 2014. Air Austral launches flights to the Seychelles, creating 1-stop flights from Johannesburg to the Seychelles via Reunion.

  • September 2013. Qatar Airways suspends its flights to the Seychelles.

  • 24 Mar 2013. Air Seychelles increases its JNB - Seychelles frequency to 3 a week. "Johannesburg has performed strongly during a turn-around year for Air Seychelles. We are confident that the additional service, convenient day flight times, and increased connectivity across South Africa will see even higher load factors on the route in 2013. By bringing additional flights to this and other high-demand markets, we are creating a solid foundation for the future of Air Seychelles, Seychelles tourism and our home economy. These are essential components of the plan which will see Air Seychelles established as a high-quality, profitable airline, as well as the carrier of choice within the Indian Ocean." said the CEO of Air Seychelles, Cramer Bell.

  • 1 Dec 2012. On 19 Mar 2012 Air Seychelles announced plans to increase the frequency of Johannesburg to Seychelles flights. On 19 Jun 2012 Air Seychelles announced that the 2 additional frequencies would occur from 1 December. Its December flights are on Sundays, Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays. From January 2013 the additional 2 frequencies will be made permanent, with the airline flying between JNB & the Seychelles on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.

  • 1 Apr 2012. Ethiopian Airlines commences 1-stop flights from Johannesburg to the Seychelles.

  • SAA stamp commemorating Johannesburg to Seychelles & Hong Kong flightsend Oct 2011. Air Seychelles increases its frequency of Johannesburg - Seychelles flights from 2 to 3 a week on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Garry Albert, the deputy CEO of Air Seychelles said that "The new frequency will compensate for the reduction in capacity in the new aircraft, and will add another 62 seats to the airline’s capacity on the route." Air Seychelles are switching from using a B767 with a capacity of 212 passengers to a B737 with a capacity of 162 passengers.

  • 1974. South African Airways commences flights from Johannesburg to the Seychelles (on the way to Hong Kong).

Airlines flying from Johannesburg to the Seychelles

We carried out a snapshot survey of airfares and then sorted airlines from the cheapest flights at the top (the order will subsequently have changed).


Kenya Airways

Johannesburg to Mahe, Seychelles (SEZ)

1-stop (11 hours)
Nairobi (NBO)


Johannesburg to Mahe, Seychelles (SEZ)

1-stop (15 hours)
Dubai (DXB)

Air Austral

Johannesburg to Mahe, Seychelles (SEZ)


Air Seychelles

Johannesburg to Mahe, Seychelles (SEZ)


Ethiopian Airlines quit flying to the Seychelles in June 2014.

flight path from Johannesburg to the Seychelles

Seychelles accommodation

There are numerous accommodation options in the Seychelles.

Map centred on the Seychelles

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