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Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles has today presented long-serving staff with special awards in recognition of their outstanding dedication to the airline.

Held at the Air Seychelles Head Office in Pointe Larue, the annual awards ceremony saw a total of 27 staff who have all been with the company for over 10 to 30 years, thanked for their years of service.

The group came from various departments across the airline including Ground Operations, Procurement and Supply Chain, Information Technology, Flight Operations, Sales and Distribution, Technical Operations, Operations Control Centre, Finance, Corporate Affairs, Human Resources, Administration and Facilities.

Remco Althuis, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, said:

“The aviation field is very dynamic as some of the jobs requires staff to work during odd hours and today I must say that I am very proud of the team we have at Air Seychelles. A special congratulations goes out to the long serving staff of which I extend my gratitude to for their dedication, loyalty and effort in continuously supporting the development of the national airline. We will continue to value their hard work and invaluable years of experience as it is from their expertise that the younger generation can learn from. ”

Marguerita Esparon, Procurement Officer at Air Seychelles was amongst one of the staff who was rewarded during the special evening. Sharing her 30 years of service with the national airline, Marguerita said:

“I am very happy to work at Air Seychelles despite the several challenges faced over the years. I have always felt that I belonged to the ‘HM family’ like we would call it in the office and I believe this is why I have managed to dedicate 30 years of service to the company. I started my job with the housekeeping team and over the years I have not been afraid to embrace the challenges, because I strongly believed that by concurring these challenges I will move forward in my career. With perseverance and effort, together with the support of my colleagues, today I can say that I was right and I am not only proud of my achievement in the role of procurement officer but I am also grateful to my family, friends and teammates for their support throughout this journey.”

About Air Seychelles

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