Air Seychelles welcomes new aircraft

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Air Seychelles recently received the first of two new Twin Otter DHC-6 400 aircraft.

Named ‘Praslin’ after the second-largest island in Seychelles, the aircraft was welcomed by a delegation of government, tourism and airline officials.

‘Praslin’ is set to replace an older Twin Otter aircraft and will be joined later by another DHC-6 400 turboprop called ‘Farquhar’.

“The arrival of our new Twin Otter aircraft will allow us to increase our number of flights by a further 12%,” said Jean Weeling-Lee, Chairman of Air Seychelles. “Twin Otter aircraft are ideal and extremely reliable for the tropical environment of Seychelles.”

Both Twin Otter aircraft will enter operation before the end of March.