Air Seychelles Cargo has launched SafeGuard, an air freight service for sending valuable cargo in a secure manner.

The service has been designed for customers who need to import or export high-value goods such as banknotes, precious metals and stones, and jewellery.

Cargo sent with SafeGuard is transported in special sealed boxes or containers, depending on volume, and is stored in locked areas which can only be accessed by authorised staff.

For additional security, shipments are escorted by security personnel during loading and offloading, and monitored round the clock, with CCTV surveillance at key points. Notifications are also sent to update customers on the status of shipments.

Manoj Papa, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, said: “The launch of SafeGuard provides our customers with a fast and secure solution for sending precious and high-value cargo.

“It is designed around our customers’ needs and demonstrates our commitment to innovation in Air Seychelles Cargo.

“As part of this culture, we introduced a chiller and freezer service for perishable goods in 2014, and a cost-effective option for sending shopping and personal items called the Seychelles Box this January.”

SafeGuard shipments can be sent to more than 60 destinations across the combined Air Seychelles and Etihad Airways Cargo network.

For further details, visit the cargo section of the Air Seychelles website, call Air Seychelles Cargo on +248 4 391 048 or email

Highlights of the SafeGuard service:

  • Secure airport to airport transportation
  • Shipments transported in sealed boxes or containers
  • Priority boarding and offloading, supported by security escorts
  • Storage of shipments at airports in secure areas
  • Three hours shipment tender and retrieval at origin and destination airports

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’.