03 Feb 2015 10:30
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, today announced an expansion of its codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways for travel to Mumbai, the gateway to India.
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, today announced
an expansion of its codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways for travel to
Mumbai, the gateway to India.
Under this agreement, Air Seychelles will put its HM
flight code on 21 weekly Etihad Airways flights between Mumbai and Abu Dhabi that
connect onto its services between Abu Dhabi and Seychelles.
These codeshare flights will complement Air
Seychelles’ existing direct flights between Mumbai and Seychelles, which were
launched in December 2014.
Manoj Papa, Air Seychelles’ Chief Executive
Officer, said: “We are excited to enhance our connectivity to Mumbai through
this expanded codeshare, which builds on our three-per-week direct service to
this metropolitan city.
“Put together, these flights offer travellers more
choice, flexibility and convenience, including daily connections to our
archipelago and the option of combining a direct flight to Seychelles with a
stopover in Abu Dhabi on the return journey, or vice-versa.
“Our travelling proposition, which already offers
the fastest air links from India to Seychelles, Tanzania and Madagascar, has
now become even more appealing with this development.
“We will continue to work closely with Etihad Airways in order to strengthen
our network and look forward to driving more tourism traffic from the Indian
Subcontinent to and through Seychelles.”
The new codeshare flights are available for sale
from 1 February and can be purchased through the Air Seychelles website on www.airseychelles.com, any Air Seychelles sales office or
through travel agents.