Saturday, 26 May 2018

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles Announces the Order of A320neo Airbus Aircraft

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has today announced its first order of the new generation A320neo (new engine option) aircraft as part of the plan to refresh its fleet and increase efficiency on its regional network.

The order was signed by Air Seychelles Chief Executive Officer, Remco Althuis and the Airbus Vice President Sales Sub-Sahara Africa and Indian Ocean, Hadi Akoum during a ceremony held at the Savoy Resort and Spa in Beau Vallon. 

The order was signed in the presence of the Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation Ports and Marine, Didier Dogley, Principal Secretary of Civil Aviation Ports and Marine, Garry Albert, Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune, members from the travel and trade industry as well as the airline’s staff and colleagues from Airbus.

The new addition will be entering the Air Seychelles fleet in the second half of 2019 and will enable the airline to increase the capacity on its Johannesburg and Mumbai routes while at the same time delivering significant fuel savings, reducing the airlines’ operating costs.

The aircraft will be equipped with new inflight product reflecting the latest trends in air travel industry, offering guests greater level of comfort and an enhanced travel experience.

The A320neo is one the world’s most advanced aircraft equipped with the LEAP-1A from CFM International engines as well as  large ‘sharklet’ wing tip devices offering up to 15 per cent in fuel savings per seat from day one to 20 per cent by 2020. Air Seychelles is the first airline to order the A320neo in the Western Indian Ocean.

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