British Airways has announced that they will start seasonal services to the Seychelles next year.

From March 24 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. Flights will take to the skies twice-a-week on Wednesdays and Saturdays from March to October and will be operated by the airline’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet.

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.”