Air Seychelles announced its purchase of three Viking Air DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400s, in a deal which will see the island carrier renew its domestic fleet. All three aircraft deliveries are scheduled for mid-2015, with an option for earlier delivery if aircraft become available. The airline currently operates one Viking Air DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400 and three Series 300 aircraft.
The new aircraft will be manufactured at Viking Air’s state-of-the-art production facility in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Previously, Twin Otters were manufactured by de Havilland Canada, and of the 850 built since the mid-1960s, more than 600 are still in active service around the world.
The Twin Otter is an iconic aircraft with a 40 year history. It is delightful to see this rugged airplane continue to see a productive life.