31 August 2015
AIR SEYCHELLES EXPANDS FEDEX SERVICES ON PRASLIN AND LA DIGUE
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has signed an agreement with the Seychelles Postal Services that will expand its FedEx courier service across more locations on Praslin and introduce it on the island of La Digue.
From today, the express mailing service is available at the Baie Sainte Anne and Grand Anse post offices on Praslin, as well as the La Passe post office on La Digue. The service allows mail and parcels of various sizes to be sent to more than 125 countries worldwide, starting from SCR 595.
Roy Kinnear, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, said: “Our FedEx service is a reliable and cost-effective way of sending important documents and items, and we are delighted to partner with the Seychelles Postal Services to make it available across the three biggest islands in Seychelles.
“We currently handle three tonnes of FedEx shipments per month and are experiencing strong and growing demand from the services sector, where the speed of a shipment and the ability to track a package in real-time is critical.
“With more than 200 scheduled flights between Mahé and Praslin a week, and regular sea connectivity between Praslin and La Digue, it is possible to organise a FedEx shipment for immediate and same-day dispatch from Praslin or La Digue. This represents one of the fastest freight services on the islands.”
Customers wishing to send a FedEx shipment from Praslin to an international destination on the same day must bring their mail to the closest post office no later than 11:00 am. The deadline for same-day international dispatch on La Digue is 09:00 am and the service is available from Mondays to Fridays.
Errol Dias, Chief Executive Officer of Seychelles Postal Services, said: “We are happy to be partnering with Air Seychelles to make the FedEx service, which is known around the world for its reliability and speed, more widely available in Seychelles.
“Our staff have been fully trained on the various processes and packaging standards of the FedEx service and look forward to offering it to the general public.”
To celebrate the expansion of FedEx, Air Seychelles if offering a 20 per cent discount on all non-document FedEx services until the end of September 2015.
For more information, contact the Air Seychelles FedEx office on +248 4391498 / 99 or FedExusers@airseychelles.com.