27 Nov 2014 14:00
Etihad Airways and Air Seychelles today announced changes to their flight schedules on the Abu Dhabi-Seychelles route, offering their guests more choice and greater flexibility when travelling to and from Mahé in the Republic of Seychelles.
Effective 1 December 2014, the new schedule will
see Etihad Airways add one service per week and Air Seychelles a further two
services per week, bringing the combined number of weekly return flights to Seychelles from 10 to 13.
The new schedule will provide an additional
217 weekly connections to key destinations across the Gulf region, Middle East,
Subcontinent, North Asia, and Australia, including Beijing, Shanghai,
Tokyo and Seoul. Excellent
connectivity will be maintained to and from Europe via Etihad Airways’ hub in
Kevin Knight, Etihad
Airways’ Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, said: “The change in
flight schedule comes as part of the airline’s efforts to move towards a
consistent double daily service between Abu Dhabi and Seychelles in cooperation
with our equity partner Air Seychelles.
“The new schedule will greatly benefit
business and leisure travellers, ensuring they have more convenient travel
options when flying between the UAE and Seychelles, and better onward flight
connections on our global network.”
Etihad Airways commenced services
between Abu Dhabi and Mahé in the Seychelles in November 2011, while Air
Seychelles began operations in March 2012. The airlines operate a combination
of two-class Airbus A330 (18 Business Class and 236 Economy Class) and A320 (16
Business Class and 120 Economy Class) aircraft on the route.