July 11, 2012

AIR SEYCHELLES’ FIRST AIRBUS A330 TOUCHES DOWN IN SEYCHELLES

The historic first flight, operating as HM019, arrived at Seychelles International Airport at 13:35 from Abu Dhabi.

Vice President Danny Faure and Minister Joel Morgan, Seychelles’ Minister for Home Affairs and Transport were present to witness a ribbon cutting ceremony by President James Michel, celebrating the arrival of the much-awaited aircraft.

The aircraft is named in honor of Aldabra island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Seychelles’ most remote and pristine islands. Aldabra, the world’s largest raised coral atoll, is surrounded by a pristine marine environment, uninhabited and known for its distinctive fauna including the Aldabra Giant Tortoise.