Air Seychelles Marks 40th Anniversary, Takes Pupils On Educational Tour

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As part of activities marking its 40th Anniversary, Air Seychelles recently took a group of 120 excited school children from Baie Lazare and Takamaka Primary Schools on an educational tour onboard its Airbus A320 aircraft.

After completing the security procedures upon arrival at the Seychelles International Airport, the pupils in the company of their teachers were guided by the Air Seychelles team on a quick tour around the aircraft under the guidance of Mr. Darrel Woodruff, Manager Aircraft Maintenance, who explained the different functions of the various aircraft parts and it purposes.

Following that, the kid’s boarded the Airbus A320 aircraft where they had the chance to view a manual demonstration of the emergency procedures conducted by some Staff of the airline. The children also met with two jet fleet pilots Captain, Randy Francoise and First Officer, Ashley Confait who provided a detailed explanation about the roles and responsibilities of their job.

Mr. Remco Althuis, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, says: “It is a pleasure to host the 120 school children on a special aircraft tour and we are pleased to have this activity at the airport with the support of the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority to further contribute towards the schools’ learning and development programme.”

Mr. Althuis explains that the tour is part of week-long activities to mark the airline’s 40th Anniversary celebration. He says: “Air Seychelles started its operations as an inter-island carrier before it began its long-haul services in 1983 and now as the airline is set to celebrate an important milestone we decided to come back to Praslin, the place where it all started.

The airline also presented awards to outstanding Members of Staff. Mr. Althuis enthuses: “This is definitely a great achievement for the national airline and for that I want to personally express my gratitude and loyalty towards these Staff members.”

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