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Air Seychelles represented at Airline Planning Seminar in Kigali

Air Seychelles the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles has participated in the Airline Planning Seminar organized by the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), a trade association of airlines hailing from the nations of the African Union.

Held at the Kigali Convention Centre in Rwanda as from Tuesday, 2 April 2019, the seminar prepared in collaboration with Boeing and the African Development Bank proceeded over four days until Thursday, 4 April, 2019.

The Airline Planning Seminar which targeted senior airline executives from the commercial, finance, operations and fleet planning background was an ideal educational experience for participants to gain various knowledge across key functional areas of the airline industry.

The seminar aimed at promoting and leading African airlines entailed several interactive presentations and working sessions concerning the implementation of airline strategies, the development of business models, airplane economics, network and fleet planning, airplane performance as well as the management of airline financial analysis.

Air Seychelles was represented at the seminar by the Manager of Corporate Financial Control, Tyrian Gendron who highlighted: “The seminar was very informative as I got the chance to learn more about the airline industry apart from meeting with experts from the African aviation field.

“Besides working on a few case studies where we had the chance to apply the knowledge gained from the presentations delivered, together with the other participants especially those working in the field of finance, the seminar provided the opportunity for financial airline staff members to acquire additional knowledge on the key finance functions of airlines having an extensive fleet and network.”

A total of 50 African airlines attended the Airline Planning Seminar hosted by Rwandair.

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.