Air Seychelles today carried the Mayotte sports delegation from Mayotte to Djibouti on a special flight chartered for the 2018 Commission de la Jeunesse et des Sports de l'Océan Indien (CJSOI) games.
Operated at full capacity, the 136-seat Airbus A320 took off from Seychelles this morning before making a stop-off at Dzaoudzi–Pamandzi International Airport located on the southern tip of Petite-Terre, an island in Mayotte.
After picking up the delegation, the flight departed for its final destination in Djibouti, where this year's edition of the regional sports competition is being held. A charter flight has also been scheduled for 1 May to bring the team back to Mayotte after the close of the event.
Remco Althuis, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, said: "We are pleased that Air Seychelles was in a position to organise this charter flight for the Mayotte delegation to participate in the upcoming games. Sports competitions like the CJSOI are built around the spirit of friendship, and this is a great example of people across the Indian Ocean working together."
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.