As part of its fleet transformation plan, Air Seychelles will once again take delivery of a brand new A320neo aircraft in March 2020. In preparation for the arrival of the aircraft into the Seychelles, since late 2019, several teams across the business have started to meet both locally and in Hamburg, home to a large number of Airbus sites as part of the entry into service.
Last week, Head of Cabin Operations, Francisca Moonsammy and Manager Cabin Safety Standards, Magdalena Hubert attended the cabin presentation in Hamburg, a standard procedure to verify the conformity and interior specifications of the cabin.
The presentation focused on both the Business and Economy Class cabin, covered the flight deck, passenger and inflight crew seating areas, the galley as well as the lavatory facilities.
Other functionalities inspected included the cabin interphones plus loudspeakers, illuminated signs, passenger call bells, lighting within the cabin and the safety equipment features comprising of the evacuation signaling and emergency equipment.
Remco Althuis, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles said:
“Before taking the delivery of a new aircraft, it is customary for an airline to carry out a detailed and complete check of the entire configuration of the aircraft prior to final acceptance. This process is very important to ensure that the interior features of the aircraft is up to standard and as per the required specification. As we approach the final date of the delivery, our teams are all excited to welcome the newest acquisition into our fleet.”
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’.