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Air Seychelles and Hong Kong Airlines sign codeshare agreement

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, and Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed SKYTRAX 4-star airline, have signed a codeshare agreement to provide travellers with enhanced connections in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Under the codeshare agreement, Air Seychelles will place its ‘HM’ code on Hong Kong Airlines’ flights between Hong Kong (China) and the capital of Thailand, Bangkok. In return, Hong Kong Airlines will place its ‘HX’ code on Air Seychelles’ flights between the Seychelles and Hong Kong (China), as well as between Hong Kong (China) and Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates#.

The agreement was signed this weekby Manoj Papa, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, and Li Dianchun, Commercial Director of Hong Kong Airlines.

Manoj Papa said: “We are delighted to expand our network of codeshare partners with the addition of Hong Kong Airlines. As a leading international tourism destination, the Seychelles attracts a large number of travellers from across Asia, and through our codeshare agreement with Hong Kong Airlines, we are confident these volumes will continue to flourish. At the same time, residents of the Seychelles will benefit from direct access to the global finance and tourism hub of Hong Kong.” 

Li Dianchun said: “This codeshare agreement is part of a comprehensive strategy to open up new markets and offer more choices to Hong Kong Airlines’passengers. Our partner Air Seychelles is a well-respected airline that will successfully broaden our reach to the Seychelles and Abu Dhabi, two of the world’s fastest-growing and most exciting travel destinations. The agreement enables passengers to book any Hong Kong Airlines flight originating from China, Japan and Southeast Asia to Abu Dhabi and the Seychelles connecting through the Hong Kong (China) hub. We anticipate strong demand on these routes and look forward to building our cooperation with Air Seychelles in the future.”

Tickets under the codeshare agreement can be purchased from 12 September 2014 for travel commencing on the same day#on the airseychelles.com or hkairlines.com websites. Bookings can also be completed through a travel agent, the airlines’ sales offices,orby calling the Air Seychelles’ Call Centre on +248 439 1000 or the Hong Kong Airlines Call Centre at +852 31511888 (Hong Kong (China)) or +86 898 950715(Mainland China).

Details of the codeshare flights are as follows:

Routes

Flight No.

Departure*

Arrival*

Days of Operations

HKG - BKK

HX765/ HM5680

1810

1925

Daily

HX767/ HM5682

0055

0235

HX771/ HM5684

0750

0945

HX773/ HM5686

2315

0015+1

HX775/ HM5688

1215

1405

BKK - HKG

HX766/ HM5681

2025

0055+1

HX768/ HM5683

0825

1210

HX772/ HM5685

1125

1530

HX774/ HM5687

0210

0555

HX776/ HM5689

1505

1850

 

Routes

Flight No.
Departure*
Arrival*
Days of Operations

HKG - AUH

HX 1087/ HM 087

1910

2340

Mon/ Wed/ Fri

HKG - SEZ

HX 1087/ HM 087

1910

0635+1

Mon/ Wed/ Fri

SEZ - HKG

HX 1086/ HM 086

1555

0955+1

Tue/ Thu/ Sun

AUH - HKG

HX 1086/ HM 086

2155

0955+1

Tue/ Thu/ Sun

 

About Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles was established in 1978 and began long-haul service in 1983. The airline currently offers international flights to Abu Dhabi, Johannesburg, Mauritius and Mumbai. Air Seychelles also offers more than 350 domestic scheduled flights a week throughout the archipelago, including domestic charter services. As the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, Air Seychelles is a pillar of tourism, the island nation’s strongest and growing economic sector. The airline maintains a strategic partnership with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and 40 per cent stakeholder.