Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, began long-haul operations in 1983 and has been a pillar of the islands’ primary economic activity, tourism. Air Seychelles offers international flights to Abu Dhabi, Johannesburg and Mauritius and domestic flights to Praslin. Chartered flights to nearby islands are also catered for upon request. International cargo services are also available. Air Seychelles is an IATA member and holds both IOSA and EASA certification.