Air Seychelles collected two trophies for ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline – Business Class’ and ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Cabin Crew’ at the World Travel Awards presentation ceremony on Tuesday November 4.
Manoj Papa, Air Seychelles’ chief executive officer, was presented with the awards at the World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, currently taking place at the ExCel Exhibition Centre in London, UK.
When the awards were first announced in September, Mr Papa said the national airline has done this by tapping into best practice methods of its partner Etihad Airways, in areas such as product, service, and training.
In Business Class on its two wide-body Airbus A330-200s Air Seychelles offers lie-flat seats, a dine anytime concept, personal on-demand inflight entertainment, and in-seat power – everything one would expect from a leading airline.
The 140 cabin crew embodies the very essence of Seychelles’ style, Creole warmth and hospitality for which the islands are synonymous.
World Travel Awards president and founder Graham Cooke said: “The World Travel Awards recognise and reward the best travel organisations and Air Seychelles is no exception. The growth and development of the airline in such a short period of time has been nothing short of spectacular. Air Seychelles has carved out a niche for itself as a boutique airline to the Indian Ocean, achieved through partnerships with a far reaching international footprint.
Today it holds its own as an iconic airline brand delivering superlative service with its leading business class product combined with cabin crew service which is truly award winning. We are delighted to present these awards to Air Seychelles for achievements in providing world-class products and developing tourism and aviation in the region. We wish the airline and staff many more years of success.”