Air Seychelles picks M&C Aviation to be its GSA for India

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Freddy Karkaria (General Manager Cargo, Air Seychelles, centre) and Harish Shah (M&C Aviation CEO India, right) exchange contracts at Air Cargo India, with Charles Wijesundera (M&C Aviation Holdings President & CEO, left)

Air Seychelles has appointed M&C Aviation as its general sales agent for India, allowing the 1GSA network member to take an active role in the airline’s development in India.

M&C, which was founded in 1995 and has 32 bases in 20 countries, was formerly the airline’s cargo sales agent for India and its GSA for Madagascar and Mauritius.

It is also a founding member of 1GSA, a network of independent GSSA companies, for which it covers the southern Asian region.

Air Seychelles operates five flights a week from Mumbai to its Seychelles hub using Airbus A320s, and the airline’s network covers the Indian Ocean region of Mauritius and Madagascar as well as South Africa and parts of Europe.

M&C Aviation chief executive officer for India, Harish Shah says: “We have introduced Air Seychelles’ services for the first time to the other major markets of India, including Bangalore, Madras and Delhi. We have also added products to their portfolio, such as small parcels express, as well as increasing their coverage using interline partners in Europe and the USA, and connections to East Africa.”

Air Seychelles general manager for cargo, Freddy Karkaria says: “We have been very pleased with the highly-effective partnership with M&C, and are therefore delighted to confirm this extension of their responsibilities. We look forward to working together to maximise business opportunities.”