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Ben Simkin, Head of Cargo at Air Seychelles, and Errol Dias, Chief Executive Officer of Seychelles Postal Services, standing outside the Grand Anse post office on Praslin, where FedEx services are now available

Air Seychelles expands FedEx services on Praslin and La Digue

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has signed an agreement with the Seychelles Postal Services that will enable it to expand its FedEx services across more locations on the islands of Praslin and La Digue.

From today, the express mailing service is available at the Baie Sainte Anne and Grand Anse post offices on Praslin, as well as the La Passe post office on La Digue. The service allows mail and parcels of various sizes to be sent to more than 125 countries worldwide, starting from SCR 510.*

Roy Kinnear, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, said: “Our FedEx service is a fast, reliable and cost-effective way of sending important documents and items, and we are delighted to collaborate with the Seychelles Postal Services to make this service available across the three biggest islands in Seychelles.

“We currently handle significant shipments with FedEx and are experiencing strong and growing demand from the services sector, where the speed of a shipment and the ability to track a package in real-time is critical.

“With more than 200 scheduled flights a week between Mahé and Praslin, and regular sea connectivity between Praslin and La Digue, it is possible to organise a FedEx shipment for immediate and same-day dispatch from Praslin or La Digue. This represents one of the fastest freight services on the islands.”

Customers wishing to send a FedEx shipment from Praslin to an international destination on the same day should bring their mail to the closest post office no later than 11am. The deadline for same-day international dispatch on La Digue is 9am from Mondays to Fridays.

Errol Dias, Chief Executive Officer of Seychelles Postal Services, said: “We are happy to be working with Air Seychelles to make the FedEx service, which is known around the world for its reliability and speed, more widely available in Seychelles.

“Our staff have been fully trained on the various processes and packaging standards of the FedEx service and look forward to offering this service to the general public.”

For more information, contact the Air Seychelles FedEx office on +248 4391498 / 99 or FedExusers@airseychelles.com.

*To celebrate the expansion of FedEx services on Praslin and La Digue, Air Seychelles is offering a special discount on all non-document FedEx services until the end of September 2015, starting from SCR 510. Normal prices start from SCR 595.
 

About Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles was established in 1978 and began long-haul service in 1983. The airline currently offers international flights to 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.