Seychelles (i/seɪˈʃɛlz/say-SHELZ; French: [sɛʃɛl]), officially the Republic of Seychelles (French:République des Seychelles; Creole: Repiblik Sesel), is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The 115-island country, whose capital is Victoria, lies 1,500 kilometres (932mi) east of mainland East Africa. Other nearby island countries and territories include Comoros, Mayotte, Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius to the south.
The Seychelles were uninhabited throughout most of recorded history. Some scholars assume that Austronesian seafarers and later Maldivian and Arab traders were the first to visit the uninhabited Seychelles. The earliest recorded sighting by Europeans took place in 1502 by the Portuguese Admiral Vasco da Gama, who passed through the Amirantes and named them after himself (islands of the Admiral). The earliest recorded landing was in January 1609, by the crew of the "Ascension" under Captain Sharpeigh during the fourth voyage of the British East India Company.
Hosted by the SeychellesCivil Aviation Authority (SCAA) to highlight the different measures in place in line with international norms, the activities, launched at the Seychelles InternationalAirport on Mahé last Monday, ended on the second largest island last Friday, with a final viewing of the exhibition at the airport’s grounds.
The SeychellesCivil Aviation Authority (SCAA) has issued a plea to all airport stakeholders to unite in their commitment to maintain the highest safety standards in the country’s aviation industry ... The airport aviation community in Seychelles encompasses various organisations, ...
The visit marked Mr Delahaye's first-ever trip to Seychelles, showcasing the growing importance of this region in Airbus' global strategy ... These ranged from the review of the airport masterplan to the numerous opportunities for Air Seychelles within the evolving aviation landscape, highlighting the government’s unwavering support to the airline.
Air Seychelles bade farewell to one of its longest serving pilots and aviation. pioneers, CaptainFrançoisJackson on Thursday August 17, 2023 as he touched down at the Seychelles InternationalAirport for the last time on his final flight – HM048 from Mauritius... At Air Seychelles, he was a part of the team, a name, and not merely a staff number.
In a bid to enforce traffic laws and maintain order at the airport, the SeychellesPolice have taken strong action against taxi operators found violating various regulations ... According to a police communique, some taxi operators have been blatantly flouting the designated entry time of 5am at the airport.