Air Seychelles and Etihad Airways have expanded their codeshare agreement to cover flights to Minsk, the capital of Belarus, effective from 29 April 2018.

The new codeshare deal will see, Air Seychelles place its “HM” code on three weekly flights between Minsk and Abu Dhabi to provide travelers easy one-stop connections to and from Seychelles.

Situated on the Svislach and the Nyamiha Rivers, Minsk is the largest city of Belarus offering an extensive network of cultural establishments with over 16 museums, 11 theaters and over 3,600 sports centres.

Remco Althuis, CEO of Air Seychelles, said: “We are pleased to offer our guests easier connections between Minsk and Seychelles via Abu Dhabi.

“Minsk is a beautiful city with amazing architecture and historical sites and through this codeshare partnership we are now better placed to capture the travel demand from Belarus.

“Moving forward we will continue to work on our codeshare strategy to further strengthen our route network so as to provide more choice and flexibility to our guests”.

The new codeshare flights with Etihad Airways can be booked by going to, phoning the Air Seychelles Call Centre on 4391000, or by visiting the Air Seychelles Sales Office in Victoria.

About Air Seychelles

The Seychelles' national carrier was incorporated in 1977 and was formally named 'Air Seychelles' in 1978. The airline began long-haul operations in 1983 and continues to remain one of the tourism pillars contributing towards the island's strongest growing economic sector.

In 2021, Air Seychelles managed to retain the most coveted title of ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline’ at the World Travel Awards including, ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Airline - Business Class and Indian Ocean's Leading Cabin Crew . The airline also marked a historic milestone at the 28th edition of the World Travel Awards for having its premium lounge recognised for the first time ever as ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Lounge 2021’.