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
The Seychelles' national carrier was incorporated in 1977 and was formally named 'Air Seychelles' in 1978. The airline began long-haul operations in 1983 and continues to remain one of the tourism pillars contributing towards the island's strongest growing economic sector.
In 2021, Air Seychelles managed to retain the most coveted title of ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline’ at the World Travel Awards including, ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Airline - Business Class and Indian Ocean's Leading Cabin Crew . The airline also marked a historic milestone at the 28th edition of the World Travel Awards for having its premium lounge recognised for the first time ever as ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Lounge 2021’.