Thousands of people gathered at the Unity stadium on Wednesday, 29 June on the occasion of the 40th National day celebration to witness a spectacular flyover of the Air Seychelles wide body Airbus A330 and two Twin Otter aircraft. Departing the Seychelles international airport 15 minutes after each other, commencing with the twin otters, the aircraft proceeded over the north eastern side of the main island Mahe, before flying over the Unity stadium in formation. The successful flyover of the first Twin Otter was handled by Captain Mervin Mondon, and First Officer Jean Marc Barra, whilst the second Twin Otter was manned by Captain Eddy Cesar and First Officer Gavin Hermitte. Captain Christophe Larue who was the pilot in command of the Airbus A330 was assisted by Captain Donal Young and Captain Jason Morris. The flyover was indeed a proud moment for Air Seychelles and the people of Seychelles.
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.