Stop Press / Breaking News – Air Seychelles Executive Chairman retires from airline


The ongoing restructuring of Air Seychelles is going into an even higher gear following the retirement of Capt. David Savy as Executive Chairman of the archipelago’s national airline.

Only last week was it reported here that the expatriate CEO of Air Seychelles had also left the airline and a young Seychellois Mr. Garry Albert been appointed as Acting CEO for the time being.

Capt. Savy looks back at an illustrious career, started 30 years ago as a pilot and for the last 14 years as Executive Chairman of the airline. It is understood that the position of Executive Chairman will be phased out during the present restructuring, with a non-executive board chairman then overseeing the airline together with other board members.

While the restructuring, and recruitment of a new CEO is now in full swing, the Chairman of the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority Mr. Loustau-Lalanne is for the time being stepping in as HM’s board chairman – temporarily relinquishing his chairmanship at the SCAA as well as his position as Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Capt. Savy is according to information from Victoria moving to the Ministry of Transport as aviation consultant, making it clear that his expertise in aviation continues to be appreciated and needed by his country.

President James Michel paid tribute to the work done by Capt. Savy during his years at the helm of Air Seychelles following his acceptance of the retirement request. Capt. Savy reportedly also thanked the President and government for the opportunity to serve his national airline in such a responsible position for 14 years expressing his thanks and appreciation.

From this correspondent, personally well acquainted with Capt. David, it is best wishes and ‘happy landings’ for his professional future.