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
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.'