Air Seychelles lands in Manila for the first time

Aviation Updates Philippines – Air Seychelles marked another historic milestone as it landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on December 25, 2021, for a special repatriation mission. It was the first time for the Seychellois airline to land in Manila.

Photo by Nek Aberia

Flight HM-9882, operated by an Airbus A320-251N aircraft (S7-PTI), landed at the Philippine capital yesterday afternoon. Coming all the way from Johannesburg, the aircraft arrived with 100 Filipinos aboard.

Before landing in Manila, the flight made technical stops in Victoria, Seychelles and Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Air Seychelles Acting Chief Executive Sandy Benoiton explained: “2021 has been a year filled with historical milestones, first, establishing connection with Australia a few months back and now proudly landing into Manila for the first time.

“I must say that I am indeed very proud of the team for demonstrating that they have the can-do-attitude to fly Air Seychelles to greater heights, especially during this unprecedented time where we need to continue to seek opportunities that are commercially viable to keep the fleet in the sky, given the ongoing restrictions on commercial travel.

“Aviation is the key to keeping people connected and this is what we do at Air Seychelles. Hence, I take this opportunity to thank all our partners for their support and for continuing to trust Air Seychelles in delivering their passengers safely and timely at their destination.”

The aircraft departed and returned to Seychelles at dawn on Sunday, December 26, 2021.