Air Seychelles, in collaboration with Sporting Life Management, welcomed five professional basketball players including Kevin Séraphin, who plays for Indiana Pacers in the NBA (American professional league), Seychelles own professional Abdel Sylla who plays for Orléans Loiret Basket in the French Pro A and his teammates Antoine Mendy, Georgi Joseph and Souarata Cissé from Orleans Loiret Basket including their personal trainer, American Torrell Martin an ex NBA player from Orlando Magicas in Pro A France.
Apart from hosting several clinics with the youth of Bel Air Basketball Academy, the players also took part in the recent launch of the ‘Inspire to Aspire’ campaign organized by the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture at the Palais des Sports in the presence of key dignitaries and young citizens during their trip in the Seychelles.
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’.