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
The SCCA is the body responsible in providing services in areas of airport operations, air navigation, alerting and search. It is also involve in air transport planning, regulatory and safety oversight. SCAA is wholly owned by the Government.
The Authority’s vision is to become an Indian Ocean gateway above and beyond Africa. Its mission is to deliver on their promise of highest standards in safety, security and quality of service for the customers.
SCAA plans to achieve this by providing a balanced and cost effective approach to safety oversight, ensuring strategic planning for air transport development and promotion in Seychelles, ensuring safe, secure, smooth and efficient operations and high standards of facilitation and services in respect of” of passengers, aircraft and cargo, ensuring a safe and secure operating environment for aircraft, their passengers and crew, airport employees and other airport users, ensuring maintenance of environmental standards is in accordance with national and international requirements.
SCAA has reached a crucial momentum in its development whereby it needs to expand rapidly to meet the demands that it will face over the next few years. This is due to a culmination of different strategies deployed by Seychelles Government over the past five years to facilitate the development of tourism, air transport and trade. SCAA requires a sum of at least SR500 million to invest in much needed infrastructure development over the next five years.
SCAA is made up of the following operating divisions:
Air Navigation Services, Alerting and Search & Rescue Services
For the future, SCAA is considering public-private partnerships options. There is a need for SCAA to adopt a more commercial approach to investments and target some quick-wins ventures.
Head Office: PO Box 181, Seychelles International Airport, Pointe Larue, Mahé, Seychelles
Tel: +248 438 40 00
Fax: +248 437 43 61
SPA was established in October 2004 by the SPA Act. This followed a Government decision to adopt a business oriented approach towards the running of the Ports for better management of all port related activities. It operates as an autonomous public authority under the governance of a Board of Directors.
SPA vision is to become the most vibrant and competitive port in the region. Its mission is to serve the citizen of Seychelles by responsibly developing and maintaining the properties and facilities to encourage sustainable economic growth and return on investment, while providing modern port facilities that build upon the character and environmental resources of our country.
SPA aims to achieve this by promoting National Maritime Development in collaboration with other stakeholders, striving to transform Port Victoria into a dynamic International Maritime Centre, ensure Port Victoria remains the most important Industrial Fishing, Cruise & Super yachts Port in the Southwest Indian Ocean, engaging the Private Sector in Port-related Developments and maintaining strong collaboration with other ports in the region.
Head Office: PO Box 47, Mahe Quay, Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles
Tel: +248 429 47 00
Fax: +248 422 40 04
The Seychelles Public Transport Corporation was established in December 1977, to cater for the commuting needs of the people. The Corporation was established under Section 3 of the Seychelles Public Transport Corporation Decree. SPTC is fully owned by the Seychelles government.
At present, SPTC is the only public transportation service provider in Seychelles, and aapproximately 50,000 people, Seychellois and visitors alike make use of their services on a daily basis.
SPTC vision and mission is to become the first choice of transport for commuting in Seychelles, providing efficient, safe, reliable affordable and modern transportation, and achieving excellence for their customers, employees and shareholders.
Providing an efficient and economical system of public transport is at the fore front of SPTC. However, the Corporation is formed around other non core activities such as, bus hires, advertising and mechanical services.
In an effort to improve its services, the corporation planned to engage in some major projects. In the year 2014 and 2015, SPTC plan to spend SR12.5 million respectively in purchasing of new buses. In 2013, work started to give the Victoria Bus terminal a new facelift. The estimated cost of the project is SR9 million. In March of this year, SPTC officially launched a newly constructed bus depot. The project has cost around R2.4 million and was financed by the SPTC
Head Office: PO Box 610, Head Office, English River, Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles
Tel: +248 428 02 80
Fax: +248 432 24 25