Thursday, 12 February 2015

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles hits the ground running in 2015

Air Seychelles has started 2015 in exceptional stride by greatly expanding its global connectivity through a series of codeshare agreements initiated during January and February this year. 

Air Seychelles opens up more of Europe with expanded Etihad airways codeshare

Air Seychelles continues to build its presence in Europe with the expansion of its codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways to include flights to Athens and Belgrade. 
This brings to 12 the number of European cities available to Air Seychelles on Etihad Airways’ network including London and Manchester (United Kingdom), Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Munich (Germany), Milan and Rome (Italy), Geneva and Zurich (Switzerland), Brussels (Belgium), Dublin (Ireland), and Paris (France).
Manoj Papa, Air Seychelles Chief Executive Officer, said: “This expansion adds two important cities to our network,making Europe more accessibleto our customers and strengthening our brand presence in this important region.

Air Seychelles increases travel options to and from Mumbai following Codeshare expansion with Etihad airways

Air Seychelles announced on the 3rd of February 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. 

Air Seychelles boosts presence in Middle East with codeshare flights to Amman

Air Seychelles has expanded its reach in the Middle East by adding Amman to its codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways.

Effective 5 February, Air Seychelles will place its HM code on 14 weekly Etihad Airways’ flights between Abu Dhabi and Amman, the capital and largest city of Jordan.

This new route is the seventh codeshare point for Air Seychelles in the region, with the carrier already placing its flight code on Etihad Airways’ services to Abu Dhabi (UAE); Jeddah and Riyadh (Saudi Arabia); Muscat (Oman); Bahrain and Kuwait. 

Air Seychelles and Air Madagascar seal codeshare agreement

Air Seychelles and Air Madagascar held a symbolic signing ceremony on Wednesday, 4 February to seal a codeshare agreement between the two airlines.

Under the deal, Air Madagascar will place its MD flight code on Air Seychelles’ twice-weekly services between Antananarivo and Mahé and, subject to government approvals, on flights from Mahé to Abu Dhabi and Mumbai.

Air Seychelles now firmly on the German map

Air Seychelles is firmly on the German map, with 80 weekly codeshare flights between Germany and Seychelles, the Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, Manoj Papa, announced on the 21st of January.
Air Seychelles currently codeshares with airberlin and Etihad Airways on daily flights out of four German cities; Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich. 
Additionally, airberlin now flies daily from Stuttgart to Abu Dhabi with six connections per week on Air Seychelles to the archipelago, thereby offering business and leisure travellers choice and convenience when connecting to Seychelles.

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