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Air Seychelles has extended support to Elsia Francoise on her trip to Mauritius, in preparation for the official Miss Environment International Pageant set to be held in India this month.

Elsia, aged 19, departed Mahe this morning on board Air Seychelles flight HM049 to Mauritius where she will be attending several training sessions in the next eight days, prior to representing Seychelles at the international pageantry in Mumbai, amongst approximately 40 confirmed international participating countries.
Thanking Air Seychelles for enabling the success of her trip to Mauritius Elsia said: “I am immensely grateful to our national airline for making this trip possible.

“Following a positive dialogue held with the corporate affairs team, I now look forward to working closely with the airline, extending my support in any way I can through their corporate social responsibility initiatives, to further raise awareness about the importance of protecting the Seychelles ecosystem for the future generation to come.”

Sandy Benoiton, Air Seychelles Chief Executive added: “Air Seychelles will continue to invest in communities and work with like-minded individuals who share the airlines’ effort in raising awareness towards sustainable development.

When approach by Elsia, we were very pleased to support her journey as it does not only further reaffirms our commitment in using effective platforms to raise awareness about the airlines' sustainable practices, but it also jointly provides her the opportunity to promote Seychelles, its ecosystem and endemics of which some are currently listed as “critically endangered” globally.

At Air Seychelles we have over these past years made considerable investment in the purchase of renewable energy equipment and we are passionate in helping communities where we operate to attain the desired level of excellence in sustainability, as part of our corporate social responsibility program.

On behalf of the Air Seychelles management and team, I wish Elsia all the best for taking the responsibility towards protection of the environment through pageantry".

While waiting for her flight in the airline’s premium lounge, Elsia was also greeted by several visitors at this facility, including the Air Seychelles lounge team, who took the chance to capture several photographs with her wearing the Miss Environment Seychelles crown.

About Air Seychelles

The Seychelles' national carrier was incorporated in 1977 and was formally named 'Air Seychelles' in 1978. The airline began long-haul operations in 1983 and continues to remain one of the tourism pillars contributing towards the island's strongest growing economic sector.

In 2021, Air Seychelles managed to retain the most coveted title of ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline’ at the World Travel Awards including, ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Airline - Business Class and Indian Ocean's Leading Cabin Crew . The airline also marked a historic milestone at the 28th edition of the World Travel Awards for having its premium lounge recognised for the first time ever as ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Lounge 2021’.