Tuesday, January 29, 2013

PHOTOS: Check out Air Seychelles' enhanced livery with its new Airbus A330

Two blog posts in one day? That’s a record for me, but I wanted to share a few images I received of the latest addition to Air Seychelles’ aircraft fleet.

The new livery was created in ADAT's painting hall.
The airline has received its second Airbus A330-200, which has been described as “distinctive, brightly-coloured livery” – seems an apt description to me!

As you can see from the photo (on the right), the Air Seychelles name now adorns the underbelly, for brand visibility from the ground while the aircraft is in flight. I've added a few more images on my Facebook page, click here to see them.

According to a press release, the A330 has been named in honour of Vallée de Mai, the Seychelles’ second UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, which is located on the island of Praslin. In fact, the UNESCO status is included alongside the Vallée de Mai name, visible to passengers upon boarding.

“The aircraft is scheduled to take its first test flight in February and will join the fleet in March to launch Air Seychelles’ new international schedule, which includes new services to Hong Kong and increased frequencies to Abu Dhabi, Johannesburg and Mauritius,” added the press release.

Below is a cool time-lapse video of the aircraft undergoing painting at Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies in the UAE.

"Air Seychelles’ livery turns heads, both in the sky and on the ground, embodying the beauty of the islands and the liveliness of the culture,” commented Cramer Ball, Air Seychelles Chief Executive Officer. “Our livery is based on the pristine ecosystem of the Seychelles and our support for a greener Seychelles. With these changes, our aircraft will be even more distinctive.”

What do you think of the aircraft? As always, please feel free to share your comments on the photos here, and you can also get in touch on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ - I look forward to connecting with you!

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  1. Elton Charles WrightFebruary 4, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Enjoyed the time lapse video of painting a plane, I have a home type compressed air paint gun a bit like those used....wish I had the cover all type outfits when I had painted a fence for a sister and the eaves on my brother's house...the advantage of doing a job where all the proper equipment can be used.

  2. It's a great new look for them, thanks for the pictures!

  3. My heartiest congratulations to Air Seychelles (and Etihad) - she looks incredible! All familiar faces from my years as airport manager, Johannesburg. I wish the team, many, many years of happy flying - to Paradise! Love Janey


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