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Air Seychelles today carried the Mayotte sports delegation from Mayotte to Djibouti on a special flight chartered for the 2018 Commission de la Jeunesse et des Sports de l'Océan Indien (CJSOI) games.

Operated at full capacity, the 136-seat Airbus A320 took off from Seychelles this morning before making a stop-off at Dzaoudzi–Pamandzi International Airport located on the southern tip of Petite-Terre, an island in Mayotte.

After picking up the delegation, the flight departed for its final destination in Djibouti, where this year's edition of the regional sports competition is being held. A charter flight has also been scheduled for 1 May to bring the team back to Mayotte after the close of the event.

Remco Althuis, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, said: "We are pleased that Air Seychelles was in a position to organise this charter flight for the Mayotte delegation to participate in the upcoming games. Sports competitions like the CJSOI are built around the spirit of friendship, and this is a great example of people across the Indian Ocean working together."

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.