A group of 10 Air Seychelles cabin crew have graduated from the Etihad Airways Training Academy in Abu Dhabi after completing a demanding five-week course.

The group is the thirteenth from Air Seychelles to receive training at the state-of-the-art facility where the programme covers safety and service training on the Airbus A330-200 and A320 aircraft.

The Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, Manoj Papa, attended the ceremony and congratulated the graduates on their achievement.

“The training programme is world-class and has equipped our crew with the skills and professionalism that are the foundation of our award-winning Creole service.

“This has been made possible by our partnership with Etihad Airways, which gives Air Seychelles access to best-in-class safety and service training, and allows us to continue investing in our talented workforce.

"Our recent win at the World Travel Awards 2014, where Air Seychelles was recognised as having the Indian Ocean’s Leading Cabin Crew, is testament to the excellent training and inflight service of our cabin crew,” Mr Papa said.

The graduation ceremony took place on Thursday, 19 February, and was also attended by Granger Narara, General Manager Operations, and Francisca Moonsammy, Head of Cabin Operations.

This group brings the total number of Air Seychelles cabin crew to go through safety and service training at the Etihad Airways Training Academy to 194.

About Air Seychelles

The Seychelles' national carrier was incorporated in 1977 and was formally named 'Air Seychelles' in 1978. The airline began long-haul operations in 1983 and continues to remain one of the tourism pillars contributing towards the island's strongest growing economic sector.

In 2021, Air Seychelles managed to retain the most coveted title of ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline’ at the World Travel Awards including, ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Airline - Business Class and Indian Ocean's Leading Cabin Crew . The airline also marked a historic milestone at the 28th edition of the World Travel Awards for having its premium lounge recognised for the first time ever as ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Lounge 2021’.