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Air Seychelles clinches title of “Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline – Economy Class” at prestigious World Travel Awards

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has clinched the prestigious accolade and title of “Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline – Economy Class” at the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2019.

Held yesterday at the elegant five star Sugar Beach – A Sun Resort in Mauritius, the red carpet ceremony was attended by Air Seychelles Head of Guest Experience, Rosemary Monthy who also picked up the award of “Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline – Economy Class” at the gala event.

Established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the travel and tourism industry, this year’s WTA event attended by government representatives, tourism industry leaders, luminaries and international media across Africa including the Indian Ocean marked WTA’s inaugural visit to the paradise island of Mauritius.

Congratulating on the success of the national airline, Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine Didier Dogley said: “Winning the World Travel Awards is indeed a remarkable achievement for Air Seychelles and its staff members who continues to go the extra mile in providing a satisfactory service to its guests to enable the airline to maintain its valuable contribution to our tourism-based economy.”

Air Seychelles Chief Executive Officer, Remco Althuis said: “Being recognized by industry professionals across Africa and the Indian Ocean is indeed motivating, given that last year the airline embarked on a transformation plan to rebuild its reputation as the leading airline in the Indian Ocean.

“This award is a testament that the airline is slowly progressing forward amidst the challenging environment we operate in and for that I would like to thank all the colleagues at Air Seychelles as well as our partners for their continuous support.”

Speaking to the media at the event, Head of Guest Experience, Rosemary Monthy highlighted: “It is an honor to be recognized by the World Travel Awards and we are delighted to be taking home the best Economy Class Award.

“It is indeed a great achievement for the national airline of Seychelles in recognition of the efforts we put in delivering quality products and warm hospitality in our economy class cabin.

“Building on this accomplishment, we will continue to enhance our economy class product and service to continue to deliver an exceptional inflight experience for our guests as we aim on becoming the leading airline in the Indian Ocean.”

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.