Air Seychelles Takes Delivery of its First A330-200

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Air Seychelles has taken delivery of its first A330-200 aircraft.

The aircraft - Aldabra - has been 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.

Highlights of Air Seychelles A330 include enhanced inflight entertainment with personal, on-demand systems at every seat, true lie-flat seats in Business class and refreshed menu design, as well as dine-on-demand personalized tray service in Business class.

Cramer Ball, Air Seychelles Chief Executive Officer, said, The A330 aircraft is not only younger and more fuel-efficient, but it also boasts excellent new product and services never before seen at Air Seychelles. To see our pilots and cabin crew again working proudly in uniform also shows how far Air Seychelles has come in a relatively short time. With our colourful aircraft livery and world-class service, we will bring the Creole spirit to every destination we fly to.

Minister Morgan, who is also the Chairman of Air Seychelles, added, To see the A330, emblazoned with Air Seychelles unique livery, touch down at Seychelles International Airport was a moment of patriotic pride for all Seychellois. Only three months ago, we announced that we would refresh the fleet by retiring our Boeing 767 and bringing in two Airbus A330s. We made a promise and it has been kept. I am thrilled to now welcome our first Airbus, Aldabra, to the Air Seychelles fleet and we look forward to watching it fly the Creole spirit for many years to come.

Air Seychelles will take delivery of a second A330-200 aircraft in January 2013, at which time flights to China will commence.

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