The national airline of the Republic of Seychelles carried 143, 761 passengers in the first quarter of 2017, a 12.4 per cent increase from 127, 923 passengers during the same period last year.
This was partly attributed to its domestic operations with passenger volumes rising 13.7 per cent year-on-year. In March 2017, over twenty thousand passengers travelled on the carrier’s domestic routes.
Internationally, Air Seychelles passengers grew by 11.5 per cent, its Abu Dhabi and Johannesburg routes the busiest.
“More and more people are choosing to fly with Air Seychelles, cementing our position as the airline of choice in the Indian Ocean,” Jean Weeling-Lee, Air Seychelles Chairman said.
Lee added that the airline is continuing to deliver on its mandate of supporting the growth of tourism in Seychelles.
The carrier recently acquired two new Airbus A330 aircraft and launched new flights to Düsseldorf, Germany and Durban, South Africa in its planned fleet and network expansion.