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Air Seychelles and South African Airways (SAA) have expanded their codeshare agreement to cover flights the most populous city in the United States, New York (JFK) effective 1 November, 2019.

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Under the deal, Air Seychelles will place its “HM’’ code on South African Airways daily services between Johannesburg and New York, providing travellers seamless connection on flights to and from the Seychelles.

Guests planning their holidays to New York are invited to visit www.airseychelles.com, contact the airlines Call Centre on +2484391000 or visit their local travel agents to book the new codeshare flights available for purchase as from 15, October, 2019 for travel as from 1 November, 2019.

Charles Johnson, Chief Commercial Officer of Air Seychelles said:

“Adding JFK onto the Air Seychelles network will provide more accessibility to travellers from the US travelling to the Seychelles, in addition to bringing more visibility about destination Seychelles through the joint marketing efforts that will build awareness about the new codeshare partnership. For over five years now Air Seychelles has partnered with South African Airways as part of its network expansion plans. For that we thank them for their continuous support in enabling Air Seychelles to expand its network reach and we look forward to maintaining the successful partnership.”

Philip Saunders, Chief Commercial Officer of South African Airways highlighted:

“We are delighted to announce the expansion of our codeshare agreements with Air Seychelles. This move will provide customers with seamless connections between the Seychelles and the US East Coast. As a result, SAA and its partners are well-positioned to strengthen our New York route.”

About Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, was established in 1978 and began long-haul service in 1983. As the main driver of tourism in Seychelles, it is a core pillar of the national economy.

The airline offers international flights to Johannesburg, Mauritius, Mumbai and Tel Aviv as well as charter services on demand. On the domestic network, Air Seychelles operates daily domestic flights between Mahe and Praslin as well as charter services throughout the archipelago.

In 2020, Air Seychelles won the most coveted title of ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline’ at the World Travel Awards. The full service carrier was also recognized as ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Airline - Business Class’ and ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Cabin Crew ’at World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Winners Day.