Etihad Airways has made its maiden flight to Seychelles. Yesterday, Thursday, an aircraft of the UAE airline landed for the first time at Mahé International Airport. The aircraft of the maiden flight EY622 was traditionally greeted with a fountain of water while the pilots waved the flags of the UAE and the Republic of Seychelles out of the cockpit window on landing. Advance bookings for the route, which will be served four times a week with an Airbus A320 with two-class seating, are promising, especially with regard to departure points from the European network. Etihad Airways also launched its service between Abu Dhabi and Malé, the capital of the Maldives, on 1 November 2011. James Hogan, CEO of Etihad Airways, said: "There is already a good connection between Abu Dhabi and the Seychelles and Etihad will contribute to this with this new route.