Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles is proud to announce the appointment of Charles Johnson in the role of Chief Commercial Officer and Seychellois national Sandy Benoiton in the role of Chief Operations Officer.

Mr Johnson joins Air Seychelles from Hong Kong Express where as part of his responsibilities he assisted with the restructuring of the airline into a profitable regional carrier. Bringing a wealth of experience to the business having worked with airlines in Asia, Australia and the Middle East, Mr Johnson will oversee the commercial aspect of the business including cargo and passenger sales, marketing, revenue management, catering and alliances department.     

Mr Benoiton, a certified airline pilot, has been working with the national airline for eighteen years. Having occupied several key positions within the flight operations department, Mr Benoiton will be responsible for the general operations of the business including crew training, security, regulatory affairs, ground, flight, technical and cabin operations.

Remco Althuis, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles said: “We are pleased to welcome Charles and Sandy to our senior management team.  I am confident that with their experience and skills in the airline industry, we will be able to further strengthen our commercial and business operations and successfully drive the strategic plan forward.

A specialist in airline start-ups and restructuring, Charles also comes with a commitment to innovation and revitalizing the airline.

I am also delighted to see another Seychellois national join our senior management team.  This is the result of our commitment to training and development ensuring successful succession planning by creating opportunities for Seychellois in key management positions.”                            

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, Mumbai and Tel Aviv. 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.