Air Seychelles today carried the Mayotte sports delegation from Mayotte to Djibouti on a special flight chartered for the 2018 Commission de la Jeunesse et des Sports de l'Océan Indien (CJSOI) games.
Operated at full capacity, the 136-seat Airbus A320 took off from Seychelles this morning before making a stop-off at Dzaoudzi–Pamandzi International Airport located on the southern tip of Petite-Terre, an island in Mayotte.
After picking up the delegation, the flight departed for its final destination in Djibouti, where this year's edition of the regional sports competition is being held. A charter flight has also been scheduled for 1 May to bring the team back to Mayotte after the close of the event.
Remco Althuis, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, said: "We are pleased that Air Seychelles was in a position to organise this charter flight for the Mayotte delegation to participate in the upcoming games. Sports competitions like the CJSOI are built around the spirit of friendship, and this is a great example of people across the Indian Ocean working together."
About Air Seychelles
The Seychelles' national carrier was incorporated in 1977 and was formally named 'Air Seychelles' in 1978. The airline began long-haul operations in 1983 and continues to remain one of the tourism pillars contributing towards the island's strongest growing economic sector.
In 2021, Air Seychelles managed to retain the most coveted title of ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline’ at the World Travel Awards including, ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Airline - Business Class and Indian Ocean's Leading Cabin Crew . The airline also marked a historic milestone at the 28th edition of the World Travel Awards for having its premium lounge recognised for the first time ever as ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Lounge 2021’.