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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 www.airseychelles.com, or through travel agents.

Schedule of Cairo – Abu Dhabi codeshare flights:

Flight #

Origin

Destination

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

Aircraft

EY 651 / HM 5404

Abu Dhabi (AUH)

Cairo (CAI)

00:45

02:40

Daily

Airbus A320

EY 656 / HM 5405

Cairo (CAI)

Abu Dhabi (AUH)

16:35

22:15

Daily

Airbus A320

 

Note: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time

 

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.