Air Seychelles was proud to fly the bulk of the Seychelles delegation bound for the CJSOI 2022 games via a chartered flight this morning to Mauritius.

The 12th edition of the ‘Commission de La Jeunesse et de Sports de l’Ocean Indien’ (CJSOI) games is being held in the neighboring islands of Mauritius from the 04th to the 11th of December, and will accommodate a group of 196 from the Seychelles, comprising of athletes, coaches, officials, experts and the Minister for Youth, Sports and Family Mrs. Marie-Celine Zialor, some of whom are already in Mauritius.

The flight was commanded by Captain Mervin Sicobo & First Officer Rajesh Nair who were supported by cabin manager Jemmy Edmond, cabin senior Isabelle Palmyre, flight attendants Ryan Bonnelame, Elaine Marie and Mike Maria as well as engineers Denys Assan and Antoine Francois. All were equally delighted to welcome the cohort onboard en route to the regional Indian Islands games.

The youth exchange and sports competition, which takes place every two years will see Seychelles square up against the six other CJSOI member states, namely Comoros, Djibouti, La Reunion, Madagascar, Mauritius, and Mayotte in various disciplines including athletics, beach handball, boxing and more. Alongside sports, participating youth will also get a chance to engage in dialogues at a fair for young entrepreneurs and cultural performances.

Sandy Benoiton, the airline’s Acting Chief Executive Officer expressed: “It is an honour for Air Seychelles to carry the team for the games, and we wish every participant the very best. You can count on our support.”

Air Seychelles will also bring the team back home on the 14th of December on a chartered flight from Mauritius which will also carry the CJSOI flag to be handed over to Seychelles as the next host country for the 13th edition 2025 games.

Good luck Team Seychelles! 

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 Colombo, Tel Aviv, Johannesburg, Mumbai and Mauritius 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.  Air Seychelles offers ground handling services to major commercial and private airlines at its base in Mahe, Seychelles.  

In 2024, Air Seychelles was awarded the coveted titles of ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Airline - Economy Class 2024’ at the 31st edition of the World Travel Awards as well as ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Cabin Crew 2024.’


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