Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, today hosted an event presenting some of the airline’s pilots to the members of the Seychelles media.

The meeting took place at the Air Seychelles head office and was attended by newly-promoted Twin Otter captains and instructors, as well freshly-graduated Airbus A320 first officers, who recently completed an Etihad Airways conducted training course dedicated to the narrow-body aircraft.

The event was organised to provide broadcast and print journalists in Seychelles with an opportunity to hear from pilots about the different training they undergo on the turboprop and jet fleets and interview them about their experience of working for the flag carrier of Seychelles.

Roy Kinnear, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, said: “This event was a great chance for the media to sit down with the many talented people in our cockpits and learn about their jobs, responsibilities and careers with Air Seychelles.

“We are very proud of our all-Seychellois team of pilots, who have passed demanding training, have extensive flying experience and every day bring thousands of guests to and from Seychelles.

“Air Seychelles is a strong believer in the value of investing in human resources, including our pilots, who have access to world-class training in Abu Dhabi and a clear career path from our domestic to our international fleet.

“The capable and highly-skilled pilots who the media met today, as well as the rest of our team, are the aviation professionals who will support Air Seychelles into the next exciting stage of its development.”

Air Seychelles currently has 60 Seychellois pilots, 27 who operate domestic interisland flights and 33 in its international operations.


New Twin Otter CaptainsNew Twin Otter InstructorsNew Airbus A320 First Officers
Rieul Gendron
Christopher Betts
France Anacoura

Mervin Mondon
Christopher Betts
Bertrand Mein
Steven Savy

Archille Young
Anthony D’Offay
Phillipe Sorry
Achilles Hoareau
Shiv Padayachy
Terry Louis-Marie
Julius Nancy
Allen Dubignon
Randy Francoise
Ronny Morel


About Air Seychelles

The Seychelles’ national carrier has been flying for over 45 years. Wholly owned by the Government of Seychelles, the carrier operates regionally from its home in Mahe to Tel Aviv, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Mauritius, and Colombo with state- of-the-art Airbus A320NEOs. Domestically, the carrier operates up to 30 roundtrips a day to Praslin, the second largest island in the archipelago, along with various charters to other islands on its twin-otter fleet.

In 2023, Air Seychelles was awarded the coveted titles of ‘World’s Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean’, at the 30th edition of the World Travel Awards as well as, ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Economy Class’ and ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Brand’


Information contained in this press release is accurate at the time of publication.