Air Seychelles has expanded its codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways to offer services between Seychelles and Maldives via Abu Dhabi effective from Tuesday, 3 July 2018.

As part of the deal Air Seychelles will place its “HM” code on Etihad Airways daily services between Abu Dhabi and Male, the bustling capital of Maldives.

Overlooked by tall, brightly coloured buildings, the capital Male which is not more than 5.8 square kilometers has a population of over 60,000 and is the most commercial financial sector of the Maldives.

Remco Althuis, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles said: “Male similar to the Seychelles is a country highly dependable on tourism.

“Adding this destination onto our network will not only provide travellers with more options to combine their holiday trip across two islands within the Indian Ocean but it will also provide an opportunity for both island states to further explore opportunities in areas of trade, tourism and fishing”.

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, Mumbai and Tel Aviv. 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.