Air Seychelles has congratulated the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) on the 10th anniversary of its operations.

The SCAA was established in 2005 to replace the Directorate of Civil Aviation (DCA) and has played an important role in ensuring the safety and security of air travel to and from Seychelles, the development of air transport, and the management of airport and air navigation infrastructure.

Manoj Papa, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, congratulated senior representatives of SCAA, including Chief Executive Officer Gilbert Faure, during a short ceremony this morning.

Mr Papa said: “Over the past 10 years, the SCAA has made an enormous contribution to the development of the aviation industry in Seychelles, and we would like to commend the staff on their achievements.

“In addition to modernising over 60 Bilateral Air Access Agreements, which are the foundations on which we operate air services, the SCAA has also presided over the ongoing redevelopment of Seychelles International Airport, an important first and last point of contact for our guests.

“Our goals of supporting the growth of tourism are strategically aligned and we are proud of our strong partnership.”

To recognise their achievements, Air Seychelles will provide SCAA staff with a once-only offer of reduced price tickets to any destination on the Air Seychelles network, an initiative that has been endorsed by the Chairman of Air Seychelles, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Transport, Joël Morgan.

Mr Papa also presented Mr Faure with a Mersi certificate of appreciation, an Air Seychelles award that recognises outstanding contribution.

Mr Faure, Chief Executive Officer of SCAA, said: “During the past decade, we have worked in close collaboration with our national airline, Air Seychelles, an airline that shares our commitment to safety and our vision to connect Seychelles to the world.

“We look forward to working closer together in the years to come to achieve our common objectives, for the Seychelles that we love. I take this opportunity on behalf of SCAA management and staff to wholeheartedly thank Air Seychelles for this kind gesture, which is highly appreciated.”

About Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, was established in 1978 and began long-haul service in 1983. As the main driver of tourism in Seychelles, it is a core pillar of the national economy.

The airline offers international flights to Johannesburg, Mauritius, Mumbai and Tel Aviv as well as charter services on demand. On the domestic network, Air Seychelles operates daily domestic flights between Mahe and Praslin as well as charter services throughout the archipelago.

In 2020, Air Seychelles won the most coveted title of ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline’ at the World Travel Awards. The full service carrier was also recognized as ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Airline - Business Class’ and ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Cabin Crew ’at World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Winners Day.