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Manoj Papa, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, with senior representatives of Air Seychelles and the AVIAREPS team in France

Air Seychelles strengthens presence in France with appointment of general sales agent

Air Seychelles has strengthened its presence and operations in France with the appointment of AVIAREPS as its General Sales Agent (GSA).

AVIAREPS has more than 20 years’ experience in the commercial aviation sector and will work closely with Air Seychelles to develop its presence in the French market and provide sales, ticketing and customer service support.

The team representing Air Seychelles is headed by Gilles Gosselin, AVIAREPS’ General Manager France, who has extensive knowledge of the French tourism market and a strong background in aviation.

Prior to joining AVIAREPS in 2012, Mr Gosselin held a senior position with Air Seychelles, where he was responsible for operations in France and Europe. Before that he spent 13 years in various roles at Corsair, the French airline operating out of Paris Orly airport.

Manoj Papa, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, said: “We are pleased to appoint AVIAREPS, a company with a proven track record in the aviation industry, as our representative in France.

“This appointment has come in preparation for our upcoming non-stop flights to Paris, which will provide business and leisure travellers with convenient access to Seychelles three times a week.

“We look forward to working closely with AVIAREPS to better serve our guests, enhance our ties with the French travel trade and strengthen sales in this strategic market.”

Mr Gosselin said: “We are delighted to collaborate with Air Seychelles, a carrier that has shown exciting growth and is known for its Seychelles-inspired and award-winning onboard service.

“AVIAREPS will work with Air Seychelles to tap into the strong travel demand to Seychelles and enhance its brand presence as it launches non-stop services to Charles de Gaulle.”

About Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles was established in 1978 and began long-haul service in 1983. The airline currently offers international flights to Abu Dhabi, Johannesburg, Mauritius and Mumbai. Air Seychelles also offers more than 350 domestic scheduled flights a week throughout the archipelago, including domestic charter services. As the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, Air Seychelles is a pillar of tourism, the island nation’s strongest and growing economic sector. The airline maintains a strategic partnership with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and 40 per cent stakeholder.