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Air Seychelles launches Shorts 360 cargo service in the Seychelles

Air Seychelles SD3-60 and crew (Air Seychelles)(LR)

Air Seychelles (Mahe) on April 2 announced the launch of a once per week all-cargo service between the two largest islands of Seychelles on its Shorts 360 aircraft.

The cargo service will target perishable commodities destined for hotels and other tourism establishments on Praslin, offering seamless connections to Air Seychelles flights from Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi.

All shipments destined to Praslin will be customs cleared in Mahe. Consignee trucks on Praslin will be given access to the airport ramp to facilitate off-loading on to the trucks for quick and seamless distribution to customers.

The Shorts 360 aircraft has been retrofitted to operate as a cargo aircraft, and can now carry up to 3500 kilograms of cargo with a volumetric capacity of 1309 cubic feet.

The inaugural Shorts 360 freighter flight flew with 73 pieces, 730 kilograms of perishable cargo on Monday, March 31, arriving on Praslin fresh and cool.

The cargo flights will operate under the flight number HM 3300 departing Mahe at 09:00 every Monday to arrive at Praslin at 09:15. Flight HM 3301 will return as a scheduled flight departing from Praslin at 10:15.

Copyright Photo: Air Seychelles.

Air Seychelles: AG Slide Show

Current Route Map:

Air Seychelles 4.2014 Route Map

Air Seychelles orders three Viking Air DHC-6-400s

Air Seychelles Purchase 3

Air Seychelles (Mahé) has announced the purchase of three Viking Air DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft, in a deal which will see the island carrier renew its domestic fleet. The new aircraft will be used for services between Mahé and Praslin, as well as other islands in the archipelago, including Bird, Denis and Frégate.

All three aircraft deliveries are scheduled for mid-2015, with an option for earlier delivery if aircraft become available.The airline currently operates one DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400 and three Series 300 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Viking Air. Air Seychelles’ first Twin Otter Series 400, and the second Viking production aircraft, msn 846, waits on Viking ramp prior to customer delivery.

Air Seychelles: AG Slide Show

Air Seychelles 2011 logo

Route Map:

Air Seychelles 11:2013 Route Map

Video. Flying on the DHC-6 in the Seychelles from Praslin back to Mahe.