Air Seychelles, the national airline of the islands of Seychelles, has been bestowed its first ever award in the world category of the World Travel Awards programme for the year 2023.

Announced during the Grand Final Gala Ceremony which was held at the Burj Al Arab in Jumeirah, Dubai early this December, Air Seychelles was voted the World’s Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean 2023.

Every year, the World Travel Awards’ Grand Tour scours the globe for excellence, awarding regional tourism and travel organisations, with a culmination in the Grand Final where winners go head-to-head for top honours. Marking its 30th anniversary, the World Travel Awards is globally recognised as one of the industry’s most prestigious honours

Sandy Benoiton, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles says ‘It is an honour to be recognised as the World’s Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean! This award is a huge endorsement and we are indeed very proud that our guests and partners hold us in such high esteem. I am very humbled to lead such a dynamic group of people who undoubtedly made this happen. Thank you again to everyone who voted for Air Seychelles.”

In addition, earlier this year in October, Air Seychelles won two awards in the regional category, namely; “Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Brand” and “Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Economy Class.” 

Meanwhile, acknowledged at the same ceremony, the Seychelles retains its title as the World’s Most Romantic Destination in 2023.

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.