Air Seychelles and Etihad Airways expand codeshare to Baku
Air Seychelles and Etihad Airways have expanded their codeshare agreement to cover flights to Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, effective from 25 March 2018.
Under the deal, Air Seychelles will place its “HM” code on three weekly flights between Baku and Abu Dhabi, where travellers will be able to connect seamlessly to and from flights to Seychelles.
The largest city on the Caspian Sea, Baku offers travellers a rich mix of history, culture and modernity, with a luxurious seafront and a Unesco-listed old city of “İçərişəhər” at its centre.
Remco Althuis, CEO of Air Seychelles, “This codeshare deal will tap into the growing market demand between Azerbaijan and the UAE, making it much easier for business and leisure travellers to extend their trips to Seychelles.
“Baku is an exciting city with a booming economy, and we are happy that we can facilitate easier connections to the Seychelles through our codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways.
“Our codeshare strategy is a fantastic way for Air Seychelles to continue building its presence in far-off markets while offering more value for our customers.”
Etihad Airways’ flight between Abu Dhabi and Baku, similar to Air Seychelles’ flight between Seychelles and Abu Dhabi, is operated on an Airbus A320 aircraft with a two-class configuration of 16 Business and 120 Economy seats.
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.