Air Seychelles becomes first Airbus A320neo operator in Africa

Air Seychelles Airbus A320
One of Air Seychelles' existing Airbus A320 aircraft. Photo: © Pvalmont

Air Seychelles has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo aircraft and becomes the first African operator of the A320neo aircraft type.

The airline’s current fleet consists of Airbus A320 and Viking Air Twin Otter turboprop aircraft. Its Airbus A320ceos will be replaced by brand new A320neo jets.

Based at Seychelles International Airport (IATA-Code: SEZ) on the island of Mahé, the carrier offers both international and regional flights throughout the archipelago. In 2018, the airline terminated its flights to Europe and the Airbus A330s left the fleet as part of a restructuring programme.

The national airline of the Republic of Seychelles plans to operate the A320neo aircraft on routes to its international destinations, including Johannesburg and Mumbai. Furthermore, Air Seychelles will deploy the A320neo on its new route to Tel Aviv, which is scheduled to commence later this year.

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