- Jan 14, 2009
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The company organising these flights, Air Charter Service (ACS), has been in existence for 30 years and organises charters using airlines. It doesn't operate any aircraft itself. it has been growing since its inception and now has about 30 offices around the world.I see there are 3 charter services to Seychelles from Bristol next year with Air Seychelles on an A320neo. Flights are via Dubai (I presume a refuelling stop). Economy seats are 29 to 30 inch pitch but premium economy and business are also offered. I don't know about anyone else but that's a long time to be cramped in a seat!
It is chartering Air Seychelles A320s and is offering seat-only deals, so customers would have to arrange their own accommodation. Customers can elect to fly to Dubai or to the Seychelles. They will use use Dubai Al Maktoum Airport (DWC) not Dubai International (DXB).
UK-Dubai usually takes in the order of seven hours and Dubai-Seychelles about four and a half hours. There has been talk of late of various airlines beginning Europe (including UK)-USA flights with the likes of A321 aircraft which would be around seven hours to the east coast of the USA, so with that in mind flying from the UK to Dubai on a narrow-bodied aircraft with limited seating space might be attractive to cost-conscious customers.
That will doubtless be the key to the success or otherwise of this initiative.