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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

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 Maldives with state of the art Airbus A320neo’s. 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 2022, Air Seychelles managed to retain the most coveted title of ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline’ at the 29th edition of the World Travel Awards as well as, ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Airline Business Class', 'Indian Ocean's Leading Cabin Crew' and 'Indian Ocean's Leading Airline Lounge.'