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Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, today announced an expansion of its codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways for travel to Mumbai, the gateway to India.

Under this agreement, Air Seychelles will put its HM flight code on 21 weekly Etihad Airways flights between Mumbai and Abu Dhabi that connect onto its services between Abu Dhabi and Seychelles.

These codeshare flights will complement Air Seychelles’ existing direct flights between Mumbai and Seychelles, which were launched in December 2014.

Manoj Papa, Air Seychelles’ Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are excited to enhance our connectivity to Mumbai through this expanded codeshare, which builds on our three-per-week direct service to this metropolitan city. 

“Put together, these flights offer travellers more choice, flexibility and convenience, including daily connections to our archipelago and the option of combining a direct flight to Seychelles with a stopover in Abu Dhabi on the return journey, or vice-versa.

“Our travelling proposition, which already offers the fastest air links from India to Seychelles, Tanzania and Madagascar, has now become even more appealing with this development.

“We will continue to work closely with Etihad Airways in order to strengthen our network and look forward to driving more tourism traffic from the Indian Subcontinent to and through Seychelles.”

The new codeshare flights can be purchased through the Air Seychelles website on www.airseychelles.com, any Air Seychelles sales office or through travel agents.

About Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, was established in 1978 and began long-haul service in 1983. As the main driver of tourism in Seychelles, it is a core pillar of the national economy.

The airline offers international flights to Johannesburg, Mauritius, Mumbai and Tel Aviv as well as charter services on demand. On the domestic network, Air Seychelles operates daily domestic flights between Mahe and Praslin as well as charter services throughout the archipelago.

In 2020, Air Seychelles won the most coveted title of ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline’ at the World Travel Awards. The full service carrier was also recognized as ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Airline - Business Class’ and ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Cabin Crew ’at World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Winners Day.