Thousands of people gathered at the Unity stadium on Wednesday, 29 June on the occasion of the 40th National day celebration to witness a spectacular flyover of the Air Seychelles wide body Airbus A330 and two Twin Otter aircraft. Departing the Seychelles international airport 15 minutes after each other, commencing with the twin otters, the aircraft proceeded over the north eastern side of the main island Mahe, before flying over the Unity stadium in formation. The successful flyover of the first Twin Otter was handled by Captain Mervin Mondon, and First Officer Jean Marc Barra, whilst the second Twin Otter was manned by Captain Eddy Cesar and First Officer Gavin Hermitte. Captain Christophe Larue who was the pilot in command of the Airbus A330 was assisted by Captain Donal Young and Captain Jason Morris. The flyover was indeed a proud moment for Air Seychelles and the people of 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 Tel Aviv, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Mauritius, and Maldives with state of the art Airbus A320neo’s. 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.
In 2022, Air Seychelles managed to retain the most coveted title of ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline’ at the 29th edition of the World Travel Awards as well as, ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Airline Business Class', 'Indian Ocean's Leading Cabin Crew' and 'Indian Ocean's Leading Airline Lounge.'