Aviation news: Air Seychelles twin otter ferry flight on course


(eTN) – The latest information on the two-week ferry flight operation all the way from the West of Canada to the Seychellois island of Mahe is that “all systems work beautifully” and the aircraft is presently in European airspace, en route via Greece to the African continent, from where the final hop will take place between Mombasa and Mahe.

Regular updates on the flight are available via Twitter account @whthome. This will be the first commercially-delivered “new type” of Twin Otter DHC6-400, which will soon be deployed on the archipelago’s domestic network, where it will join three other Twin Otters and a “Short” for regular scheduled and chartered flights to Praslin and other outlying islands’ airstrips.

Meanwhile, also from the Seychelles, it was learned that Hilton has signed a management agreement with the owners of Silhouette Island Resort, which will now be managed by the global hospitality giants and bring added brand recognition and market value to the resort.