Air Seychelles has recorded strong 2014 first
quarter results with a 38.2% increase in passenger numbers to
95,372, compared to the same period in 2013 (69,009 passengers).
Passenger numbers on Air Seychelles’
international network increased 77.3% to 58,971, a result of more
traffic between the Seychelles and Abu Dhabi, Mauritius,
Johannesburg and Hong Kong.
A 66% increase in revenue was attributable to
improved connectivity with codeshare partner, Etihad Airways’
global network, and enhanced cargo services.
Cargo tonnage for the period rose 126.8% to
1,602 tonnes, driven by strong demand from Paris, Hong Kong, and
Johannesburg, enhancements to Air Seychelles’ on-ground cargo
handling capability in Mahé, and the launch of Seychelles domestic
“Our Q1 passenger and cargo performance
indicates that we are delivering on our mandate to support the
Seychelles economy both through tourism and trade,” said Manoj
Papa, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles. “We remain committed to meeting these objectives
in the months and years ahead, by building depth and scale into
our network, organically and through partnerships, taking delivery
of new aircraft, hiring more Seychellois, and bringing more guests
and trade to the Seychelles.”
At the end of Q1 2014, Air Seychelles’ combined
passenger and cargo network stood at five destinations in the
Seychelles, Africa, Europe and Asia.
The airline also has
codeshare partnerships with airberlin, Cathay Pacific Airways,
Etihad Airways, and South African Airways, extending its network
to 39 cities around the world.
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