Effective 14 June 2017, Air Seychelles will offer passengers easy one-stop connections to Beijing, China following the expansion of its codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways.
Under the new deal, Air Seychelles will place its “HM” code on Etihad Airways daily flights from Abu Dhabi to Beijing.
“Our new codeshare route with Etihad Airways provides guests with convenient travel options to Beijing and reinforces the strong political and economic relations between Seychelles and China,” noted Roy Kinnear, Chief Executive Officer, Air Seychelles.
The airline’s passengers will have one-stop access between Beijing and Seychelles via Abu Dhabi which is linked to the island nation through double-daily flights with Air Seychelles and Etihad Airways.
The codeshare agreement is also expected to promote tourism to Seychelles by providing new booking options to the country.
With nearly 6, 000 travellers from China having visited Seychelles so far this year, the airline sees the potential of the new deal to grow this number further.
Air Seychelles has three other codeshare agreements with Etihad Airways across East Asia to Hong Kong; Seoul, South Korea; and Tokyo and Nagoya in Japan.