Air Seychelles has expanded its network reach in North Africa by adding Cairo to its codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways.

The agreement sees Air Seychelles place its flight code on a daily service operated by Etihad Airways between the Egyptian capital and Abu Dhabi, where travellers have connection opportunities to and from Seychelles.

Roy Kinnear, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, said: “This is an exciting development which enhances the travel connections between Seychelles and Egypt, the most populous country in North Africa, with an estimated 87 million residents.

“The outbound tourism market in Egypt is growing, and business and leisure travellers now have one-stop access to the Seychelles archipelago via Abu Dhabi.

“In turn, guests from Seychelles can discover the many wonders of the Egyptian capital, including the mesmerising pyramids of Giza.

“This marks yet another significant point in the evolution of our codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways, which continues to deepen and expand our network, contributing to the growth of tourism in Seychelles.”

Cairo is the carrier’s second codeshare point with Etihad Airways in North Africa after Casablanca, Morocco, which was added to the agreement in February 2015.

Codeshare flights between Cairo and Seychelles can be purchased through any Air Seychelles sales office, the Air Seychelles website on, or through travel agents.

Schedule of Cairo – Abu Dhabi codeshare flights:

Flight #







EY 651 / HM 5404

Abu Dhabi (AUH)

Cairo (CAI)




Airbus A320

EY 656 / HM 5405

Cairo (CAI)

Abu Dhabi (AUH)




Airbus A320


Note: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time


About Air Seychelles

The Seychelles’ national carrier has been flying for over 45 years. Wholly owned by the Government of Seychelles, the carrier operates regionally from its home in Mahe to Tel Aviv, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Mauritius, and Colombo with state- of-the-art Airbus A320NEOs. Domestically, the carrier operates up to 30 roundtrips a day to Praslin, the second largest island in the archipelago, along with various charters to other islands on its twin-otter fleet.

In 2023, Air Seychelles was awarded the coveted titles of ‘World’s Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean’, at the 30th edition of the World Travel Awards as well as, ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Economy Class’ and ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Brand’


Information contained in this press release is accurate at the time of publication.