Air Seychelles was established in 1978 and began long-haul service in 1983. The airline currently offers international flights to Abu Dhabi, Johannesburg and Mauritius, operated by its new A330-200 aircraft. Air Seychelles also offers more than 160 domestic scheduled flights a week throughout the archipelago, as well as 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 visions and mission is to be a profitable and high quality Airline and delivering to their guests a quality service with unique Creole warmth.
In 2012 and as part of a strategic partnership alliance, Ethihad Airways acquired a 40 percent stake in Air Seychelles at a cost of $20 million. The deal also called for the Seychelles government to pump in another $20 million into Air Seychelles. Ethihad also agreed to provide a shareholder loan of $25 million to cover the Airline cash needs and to fund the development of its network. The agreement also made for provision for a five-year management contract for Etihad Airways to see the implementation of strategic measures to encourage Air Seychelles’ long-term commercial growth.
In April 2014, Air Seychelles, announced a net profit of US$3 million for 2013, exceeding by 171 percent its profit of US$1.1 million reported in 2012. Revenue increased by 107 per cent to US$88.7 million (2012: US$42.8 million). The airline’s passenger numbers on its international network increased 100per cent to 195,857 (2012:97,576), while traffic on domestic services in 2013 increased nine per cent to 156,617 passengers.
For the future, it is the Airline plan to grow its operations, launch new routes, take delivery of new aircraft, expand the airline partnerships, hire more Seychellois, and bring in more travellers to the Seychelles.
Head Office: Air Seychelles Ltd, Head Office, International Airport, P.O.Box 386, Victoria, Mahé,
Tel: +248 4 39 10 00
Fax: +248 4 39 13 50