Air Seychelles and SCAA Join National Wheelchair Challenge

Air Seychelles and SCAA CEOs participate in the National Wheelchair Challenge

'Ramp Up, Rise Up' Campaign at Seychelles Airport
Source/Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles CEO Sandy Benoiton and Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) CEO Garry Albert participated in the National Wheelchair Challenge at Seychelles International Airport on November 21, 2023.

‘Ramp Up, Rise Up’ Campaign

The challenge, known locally as the ‘Ramp up, Rise up’ campaign, was introduced to highlight the lack of accessibility for those with mobility issues.

The campaign is being rolled out across the islands in collaboration with Seychelles’ Ministry of Family, Youth and Sports.


Journey Through the Airport

The CEOs began their wheelchair journey from the guest drop-off area at the airport, with Air Seychelles ground staff offering assistance.

They proceeded to the check-in counters, immigration and security screening, and visited the airport’s facilities to test accessibility and comfort.

The visit extended to one of the national airline’s aircraft where the CEOs boarded via the Ambulance Lift, available for disabled guests.

Ramp Up Rise Up Challenge at Seychelles International Airport
‘Ramp Up, Rise Up’ Campaign

CEOs’ Statements

In a statement, Sandy Benoiton stated that the service offered to disabled passengers is on par with what is expected to ensure a comfortable and smooth flight.

Garry Albert, CEO of SCAA, added that the challenge came at an opportune time as they are working on various projects aimed at enhancing customer service standards.

The challenge concluded with the disembarkation process and accessing the arrivals lounge.