Air Seychelles stands proud to have been chosen as the preferred airline to carry the nation’s sports delegations to Antananarivo in Madagascar for the Indian Ocean Island Games 2023.

This comes after a charter agreement was signed between Sandy Benoiton, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles and Principal Secretary, Mr Ralph Jean-Louis on behalf of the National Sports Council on 24 th July 2023.

Over the course of two days, three chartered flights transported a total of 477 athletes and officials as well as the President of the Republic, Mr Wavel Ramkalawan, First Lady, Mrs Linda Ramkalawan and the Minister for Youth, Sports and Family, Mrs Marie-Celine Zialor to the games.

The Indian Ocean Island Games is a multi-sport tournament for the athletes from Islands of the Indian Ocean which are held every four years in which Seychelles will be participating in 15 disciplines out of 19.

The Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, Sandy Benoiton says “Given that Air Seychelles is the national airline, it is an honour for us to be able to extend our support to our Seychelles delegation traveling to the games. We are indeed proud and we pledge to assist as much as we can whenever we can, as we encourage an active lifestyle through sports.”

Air Seychelles will also be bringing the team back home from Madagascar on the 04 th , 05 th and 06 th of September.

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.