Seychelles aviation breaking news – Amb. Loustau-Lalanne’s mandate extended at ‘HM’


Information has just reached from Victoria / Seychelles, that the ongoing restructuring of the national airline Air Seychelles will continue uninterrupted as President Michel yesterday extended the initial three months term of the Acting Executive Chairman, Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne by the same period of time.

The airline is presently recruiting a new Chief Executive Officer and has taken various steps to ensure continued financial  survival in a heavily competitive market, which now has 19 frequencies from the Gulf alone, rising to 27 by the end of 2011.

Air Seychelles operates a jet fleet of five B 767 aircraft, both the -200 and the -300 series besides which they operate inter island domestic services with a recently acquired DHC Twinotter -600, three more DHC ‘classic’ Twinotter aircraft and one Short 360-300, serving the entire archipelago from their base in Mahe.

‘HM’ earlier this year moved into their own head office premises at the international airport and has more recently also opened their new ‘Vallee de Mai’ Salon for First and Business class passengers, giving a sweeping view across the apron, runway and the Indian Ocean beyond and entertaining guests in a truly classy and hospitable atmosphere.

Happy Landings and all the best to Ambassador Maurice in his challenging tasks ahead.