Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles is proud to announce the appointment of Charles Johnson in the role of Chief Commercial Officer and Seychellois national Sandy Benoiton in the role of Chief Operations Officer.

Mr Johnson joins Air Seychelles from Hong Kong Express where as part of his responsibilities he assisted with the restructuring of the airline into a profitable regional carrier. Bringing a wealth of experience to the business having worked with airlines in Asia, Australia and the Middle East, Mr Johnson will oversee the commercial aspect of the business including cargo and passenger sales, marketing, revenue management, catering and alliances department.     

Mr Benoiton, a certified airline pilot, has been working with the national airline for eighteen years. Having occupied several key positions within the flight operations department, Mr Benoiton will be responsible for the general operations of the business including crew training, security, regulatory affairs, ground, flight, technical and cabin operations.

Remco Althuis, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles said: “We are pleased to welcome Charles and Sandy to our senior management team.  I am confident that with their experience and skills in the airline industry, we will be able to further strengthen our commercial and business operations and successfully drive the strategic plan forward.

A specialist in airline start-ups and restructuring, Charles also comes with a commitment to innovation and revitalizing the airline.

I am also delighted to see another Seychellois national join our senior management team.  This is the result of our commitment to training and development ensuring successful succession planning by creating opportunities for Seychellois in key management positions.”                            

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.