Friday, February 11, 2011

UK defense ministry renews Air Seychelles contract to serve Falklands
 The British Ministry of Defense has renewed its contract with Air Seychelles, singling out the satisfactory performance of the airline on its operations to the Falklands Islands.
Air Seychelles Executive Chairman, Captain David Savy has said : “ The UK Ministry of Defence has stated its preference for Air Seychelles to operate the Falklands Airbridge and we have been able to secure the traffic rights to fly between UK and Falklands. This is a good testimony of our very good capability and performance to operate flights from the UK via Ascension Island to the Falklands”.
The UK Ministry of Defence contract awarded to Air Seychelles is to transport UK personnel to the islands of Ascension and Falklands. It is considered a domestic service given that the point of origin in UK and destinations in Falklands and Ascension are all British territories.
In consideration, Air Seychelles utilizes a number of British nationals as flight crew on this particular route.
As a result, Air Seychelles will continue operating twice weekly flights between UK and Falklands as from March 2011.
Speaking in January last year, when Air Seychelles first launched the Falklands Airbridge flights, President James Michel hailed the national airline’s services as a mark of the high standing and the professionalism and dedication of its staff.
President Michel spoke of the increasingly competitive international airline market and saw it encouraging for Air Seychelles to seek to adopt innovative business practices beyond its core business.
‘Innovation is key to Seychelles being ready for the future and we congratulate Air Seychelles for taking the lead in this way” he said in his congratulatory message, last year.
Air Seychelles operates a B767-300ER aircraft which operates from the Brize Norton Royal Air Force base in Oxfordshire, England to the Ascension Islands and then on to the Falklands in the South Atlantic, off the southern tip of South America.
Mount Pleasant in the Falklands is one of the southern most aerodromes on our planet and the Falklands is often used as last staging post for expeditions to the Antarctic.
The national airline’s experience of flying 767s to isolated island locations was another major advantage for the renewal of the contract especially Wide Awake airfield on Ascension and the RAF Mount Pleasant airfield on the Falklands are both isolated.
Air Seychelles was also considered the best choice as it is one of the world’s most experienced B767 operators with over 21 years of extended-range operations.
This is how the UK cabin crew treats Air Seychelles Mr. Michel... (photos courtesy of Gustave Decommarmond)


Anonymous said...

How much is the British government paying Air Seychelles Pp?

Jeanne DÂrc

Anonymous said...

Excuse me, but i am a bit confused. I've read in several interviews by David Savy in which he said that the mission of Air Sey is to support the Seychelles tourism and economy with direct flights to Seychelles. With this contract renewal, does it mean that Air Sey strategy has changed? If the strategy has changed to become an airline that makes money, then David Savy should then look at other routes it is operating on and also not only do direct flights just to Seychelles, but actively sell other destinations as well with Seychelles as a hub. It's the profit margin that counts in business.

On another note, the crew who lent his uniform to the overweight British guy, should be fired as she is abusing Air Sey property.

I see that alcohol is in play as well in the photos. I can recall going out so many times, and seeing Air Sey cabin crews there drinking and partying it up, all the while boasting that they have a flight early the same morning to go to. What?!! Where in the world does this exist? How would anyone feel if they knew that the guy or girl serving him and is trained to save them if something should happen, is half drunk or has a hangover.

My God Air Sey, pull up your socks, develop, get people with experience to run the show and be professional.

Savy, Rajiv and the old bones in Air Sey need to leave immediately.

I have to say that Air Sey can do better.

Anonymous said...

I forgot to mention, the the lady who lent her uniform showed no respect to the uniform or the airline. I'm ashamed.

The crew need to have more respect for their job, the passengers and the company they represent.

If they are with the airline to be able to only buy things cheap overseas and resell in Seychelles, then they should go.

It's only business.

Anonymous said...

This situation at Air Seychelles is the reason why Emirates and Qatar will wipe it out.

Air Seychelles is flying oil rig and military personnel to Falklands it should be flying Tourist to Seychelles.

How can you help Air Seychelles, if the leadership cannot help itself?

Anonymous said...

It shows the state of the company under Savy.

Anonymous said...

Air Seychelles has also fallen foul of British immigration policies with this venture. It now has to use staff with work permit to work in the UK.

Anonymous said...

David Savy is the MURBARK of Air Seychelles.

He should go.

The staff at Air Seychelles, need the courage to take him to task to make him go.

It's your future, and you must rise above your fears,to touch Freedom.


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