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Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine concludes visit at Air Seychelles

The Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Didier Dogley yesterday concluded the second part of his official visit at Air Seychelles.

The visit which started at the airline’s sales office located at The Quadrant in Victoria later proceeded to Pointe Larue where Minister Dogley had the chance to interact with employees from the technical, ground and cabin operations department including the ground support and equipment department.

Answering to the queries of the employees, Minister Dogley further explained that for this year the department is targeting a 4% increase in the number of visitors coming to the Seychelles and to ensure that the country is on track in achieving this target, the Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine will give their best to support all business functions that forms part of his portfolio.

The Minister also reiterated that the government of Seychelles will continue to give its support to Air Seychelles to ensure that it remains the national airline of Seychelles and keeps offering the service it is supposed to give.

Minister Dogley was accompanied on his visit by the principal secretary for civil aviation, ports and marine, Alan Renaud, the principal secretary of tourism department, Anne Lafortune as well as the chief executive officer of Air Seychelles, Remco Althuis.

Following yesterday’s visit, Minister Dogley will also schedule time to meet with the Air Seychelles staff working at the Ile de Palmes Airport in Praslin.

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.