18 Feb 2015 10:30
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, celebrated its new service between Seychelles and Dar es Salaam with an elegant cocktail reception held at the Serena Hotel last night.
function brought together over 150 guests from the travel trade, private
sector, business community and government, who were treated to the warm creole
hospitality of Air Seychelles with live music and canapés made using
ingredients from Seychelles.
were entertained by renowned Seychellois musician Philip Toussaint, who played
reggae and séga hits, while Maasai dancers from Tanzania also provided lively
was held to celebrate the 2 December 2014 launch of a twice-per-week direct
service from Seychelles to the capital of Tanzania, which is operated by a new Airbus
It was also
an opportunity for key stakeholders to mingle, with guests including the
Seychelles Consul to Tanzania, Maryvonne Pool, the Seychelles Principal
Secretary for Finance and Trade, Patrick Payet and local representatives of Air
Seychelles, Hassan Hirji and Gokul Nath.
the guests, Manoj Papa, Air Seychelles’ Chief Executive Officer, said: “While
only two short months have passed since we launched a direct service to
Tanzania, our two countries have already grown closer during that time, both in
terms of trade and bilateral ties.
like to thank the Seychelles Consul to Tanzania, Maryvonne Pool, as well as the
local government authorities for their support in launching our direct service
to Dar es Salaam.
route promotes more business and leisure traffic to Tanzania, a destination
renowned for its game parks and our first network point in East Africa. At the
same time, travellers from Tanzania are now a short journey away from our Mahé
hub, where they have convenient access to our expanding international network.”