Air Seychelles and the Tourism Department have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to renew efforts into boosting inbound tourism into the Seychelles and attract travelers across the airline’s regional network. The agreement aims to increase awareness and magnify the Seychelles experience for leisure travelers to visit the archipelago’s unique attractions.


The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in the presence of Mrs. Sherin Francis, Principal Secretary for Tourism, Mr. Sandy Benoiton, Air Seychelles’ Acting Chief Executive Officer and Mr Charles Johnson, Chief Commercial Officer at a short ceremony at the Botanical House.

Under the renewed MoU, Air Seychelles together with the Tourism Department will continue to explore opportunities to jointly collaborate on initiatives to enhance the Seychelles’ tourism competitiveness, including promotional activity and travel trade support across source markets to convert interest into bookings, sharing insights around market and customer trends, amongst other activities.

“By renewing this MoU today, we confirm our partnership with Air Seychelles, and I look forward to working together to showcase and boost demand to our shores” said PS Francis.


Sandy Benoiton, Acting Chief Executive of Air Seychelles said: “We’re proud to renew this agreement with the Seychelles Tourism Department and support its efforts to market the potential and attractions of our islands’ vibrant culture, heritage and breath-taking beauty to the world. The Seychelles has already positioned itself as a must-visit destination, and by working together, we can keep making holiday makers’ dreams come true.”

About Air Seychelles

The Seychelles’ national carrier has been flying for over 45 years. Wholly owned by the Government of Seychelles, the carrier operates regionally from its home in Mahe to Colombo, Tel Aviv, Johannesburg, Mumbai and Mauritius with state- of-the-art Airbus A320NEOs. Domestically the carrier operates up to 30 roundtrips a day to Praslin, the second largest island in the archipelago, along with various charters to other islands on its twin-otter fleet.  Air Seychelles offers ground handling services to major commercial and private airlines at its base in Mahe, Seychelles.  

In 2024, Air Seychelles was awarded the coveted titles of ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Airline - Economy Class 2024’ at the 31st edition of the World Travel Awards as well as ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Cabin Crew 2024.’


Information contained in this press release is accurate at the time of publication.