Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has expanded its codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways to two cities in Japan.
The new deal will see Air Seychelles place its “HM” code on the daily Etihad Airways service between Abu Dhabi and Nagoya, via Beijing, as well as the daily service to Narita airport in the capital of Tokyo.
Leisure guests are able to connect to these services via the combined double-daily flights between Seychelles and Abu Dhabi offered by Air Seychelles and Etihad Airways.
Roy Kinnear, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, said: “We’re thrilled to offer our guests connections to two major cities in Japan together with our partner Etihad Airways.
“From its beautiful pagodas to its one-of-a-kind cuisine, Japan is a country of rich culture and heritage that makes for a great addition to our route network.”
Etihad Airways offers a range of services tailored to Japanese guests on its flights to and from Japan, including Japanese-speaking cabin crew, entertainment programmes and special menus featuring the traditional multi-course dinner, kaiseki, in First and Business Class.
After connecting to the Abu Dhabi-Seychelles leg, travellers can look forward to experiencing a service steeped in the creole culture of the Seychelles, with Seychellois cabin crew, cuisine and music evoking the spirit of the archipelago.
Guests can book tickets now for travel from 27 February, 2017 by visiting www.airseychelles.com or etihad.com, through travel agents or by calling the Air Seychelles or Etihad Airways contact centres.
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’.