Air Seychelles has today operated two special charter flight to bring Seychellois athletes to Mauritius for the 2019 edition of the Indian Ocean Island Games.

The first flight which took off on-time from the Seychelles International Airport at 7.20am was followed by a second flight in the afternoon at 2.10pm carrying a delegation of talented young athletes, fans and officials from the National Sports Council. The service was operated by the airlines Airbus A320 aircraft ‘Silhouette’ registered as S7-SIL.

The 10th edition of the Indian Ocean Island Games set to take place in Mauritius will be held between 19 and 28 July and participating islands are the Comoros, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Mayotte, Seychelles including Reunion, a French Department.

Charles Johnson, Chief Commercial Officer of Air Seychelles, said: “As the national flag carrier, we are more than happy to operate the special charter flight for the upcoming games, as sports competition like the IOIG 2019 are built around the values of teamwork and positive spirit of which we greatly support at Air Seychelles.

“We will be cheering for team Seychelles and we wish them the best of luck.”

Air Seychelles will bring the team back home on a charter flight scheduled to operate from Mauritius to Seychelles on 29 July.

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’.