IDC has welcomed a second Beechcraft plane to its fleet.
“There was a need for this additional plane because we now have more tourist flights to the islands, especially with the reopening of Desroches hotel, which now have two flights a day rather than one a day previously. We are also now, twice a week operating flights for the Guest House on Astove, once a week for the Guest House on Farquhar, plus 2 to 3 times a week for Alphonse Hotel and of course all the other flights that are required by the IDC Management, and private charters. We now basically have additional capacity.” explains Glenny Savy, IDC Chief Executive Officer.
If all goes well, IDC might even consider purchasing a third Beechcraft later this year and selling its two smaller aeroplanes, being the Caravan and the Dornier.
“Having a fleet of Beechcrafts only will rationalize our operational cost as there will be only one type of operation rather than three different types of aircrafts” adds Mr. Savy.
The Beechcraft has been purchased in South Africa at a cost of $2.151million. It has been inspected by the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority and is already registered on the SCAA registry.