Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, this morning (November 30) celebrated a historic occasion as its first Airbus A320 touched down at Seychelles International Airport.
The aircraft, named “Amirantes” in honor of a group of coral islands discovered in the Seychelles archipelago in the 16th century, was welcomed by a traditional water cannon salute after landing at 9:30 am.
“Our new Airbus A320 will be used to launch three new routes, including Mumbai, Dar es Salaam and Antananarivo, representing the fastest rate of expansion our airline has ever seen. We have been able to accomplish this incredible feat thanks also to the support of our equity partner, Etihad Airways.
The aircraft has a two-cabin configuration comprising 16 seats in Business Class and 120 seats in Economy Class.
Photo: Air Seychelles. The Airbus A320 is leased from partner Etihad Airways.
Air Seychelles aircraft slide show: