Saturday, 26 July 2014

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles Takes Delivery of New Domestic Aircraft

Air Seychelles has taken delivery of two new DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft from Viking Air Limited of Canada. The new aircraft will be used for services between Mahé and Praslin, as well as other islands in the Seychelles archipelago, including Bird, Denis and Fregate.

Named ‘Isle of Bird’ and ‘Isle of La Digue,’ both aircraft have already left the manufacturer in British Columbia en route for Mahé Island, Seychelles.

 Mr Papa said: “As fully backed by our shareholders - the government of Seychelles and Etihad Airways, Viking is our preferred supplier and partner in the 19-seat aircraft category and it is with immense joy that we are taking delivery of these aircraft one year ahead of schedule.  Both deliveries are a win-win for Air Seychelles and the thousands of passengers who island hop on domestic services every year in Seychelles.  They are the right tools at the right time for our airline.”

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