Air Seychelles and SriLankan Airlines sign agreement for greater network access
Air Seychelles and SriLankan Airlines have signed a Special Prorate Agreement (SPA) to provide travellers with greater access and seamless transfers onto each other’s respective route networks, effective 1 April 2018.
As part of the partnership, guests travelling with Air Seychelles will be able to purchase through tickets with SriLankan Airways from Seychelles to Colombo, and onwards to Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Singapore and Tokyo.
In turn, travellers flying with SriLankan Airlines will have the ability to buy through tickets on domestic flights operated by Air Seychelles between Seychelles and Praslin, as well as international services to Abu Dhabi, Johannesburg, Mauritius and Mumbai.
Remco Althuis, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, said: “We are delighted to begin working together with SriLankan Airlines as our new interline partner. This deal will provide our guests with more travel options to Asia and, on the reverse side, allow travellers flying with SriLankan Airlines to connect onto our Indian Ocean network. Partnerships such as this are essential in widening our reach and providing more value to travellers.”
Capt. Suren Ratwatte, Chief Executive Officer of SriLankan Airlines, said: “We are indeed happy to embark upon this partnership with Air Seychelles, which we are confident will be a win-win situation for both airlines and most of all to our valued customers.
For SriLankan’s passengers, this will allow easy access to three new destinations in South Africa, Mauritius and Madagascar via Seychelles, while customers of Air Seychelles will have enhanced options to connect to India and the Far East on SriLankan flights.”
About Air Seychelles
Air Seychelles was established in 1978 and began long-haul service in 1983. The airline currently offers international flights to 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.