Air Seychelles has appointed M&C Aviation – a founder member of the 1GSA independent GSSA network – as its General Sales Agent for India. M&C was formerly the airline’s Cargo Sales Agent for India, and is also its GSA for Madagascar and Mauritius. The new contract enables M&C to take a more active role in Air Seychelles’ development throughout India. M&C is also in discussions to further expand its GSA coverage for Air Seychelles to include additional south Asian markets. Air Seychelles operates five times weekly from Mumbai to its Seychelles hub, with A320s. Its network also covers the Indian Oceania region of Mauritius and Madagascar, as well as South Africa and parts of Europe. Air Seychelles’ mainstay traffic is pharmaceuticals, textiles and courier shipments. Says M&C Aviation’s CEO India, Harish Shah: “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.” Adds Freddy Karkaria, Air Seychelles’ General Manager Cargo: “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.” M&C Aviation was established in 1995, and has operations at 32 bases in 20 countries, representing 34 carriers. M&C is a founder member of the 1GSA network of independent GSSA companies, for which it covers the southern Asian region.