Thousands of people gathered at the Unity stadium on Wednesday, 29 June on the occasion of the 40th National day celebration to witness a spectacular flyover of the Air Seychelles wide body Airbus A330 and two Twin Otter aircraft. Departing the Seychelles international airport 15 minutes after each other, commencing with the twin otters, the aircraft proceeded over the north eastern side of the main island Mahe, before flying over the Unity stadium in formation. The successful flyover of the first Twin Otter was handled by Captain Mervin Mondon, and First Officer Jean Marc Barra, whilst the second Twin Otter was manned by Captain Eddy Cesar and First Officer Gavin Hermitte. Captain Christophe Larue who was the pilot in command of the Airbus A330 was assisted by Captain Donal Young and Captain Jason Morris. The flyover was indeed a proud moment for Air Seychelles and the people of Seychelles.
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.