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Air Seychelles and South African Airways (SAA) have expanded their codeshare agreement to cover flights the most populous city in the United States, New York (JFK) effective 1 November, 2019.

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Under the deal, Air Seychelles will place its “HM’’ code on South African Airways daily services between Johannesburg and New York, providing travellers seamless connection on flights to and from the Seychelles.

Guests planning their holidays to New York are invited to visit www.airseychelles.com, contact the airlines Call Centre on +2484391000 or visit their local travel agents to book the new codeshare flights available for purchase as from 15, October, 2019 for travel as from 1 November, 2019.

Charles Johnson, Chief Commercial Officer of Air Seychelles said:

“Adding JFK onto the Air Seychelles network will provide more accessibility to travellers from the US travelling to the Seychelles, in addition to bringing more visibility about destination Seychelles through the joint marketing efforts that will build awareness about the new codeshare partnership. For over five years now Air Seychelles has partnered with South African Airways as part of its network expansion plans. For that we thank them for their continuous support in enabling Air Seychelles to expand its network reach and we look forward to maintaining the successful partnership.”

Philip Saunders, Chief Commercial Officer of South African Airways highlighted:

“We are delighted to announce the expansion of our codeshare agreements with Air Seychelles. This move will provide customers with seamless connections between the Seychelles and the US East Coast. As a result, SAA and its partners are well-positioned to strengthen our New York route.”

About Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles was established in 1978 and began long-haul service in 1983. The airline currently offers international flights to Abu Dhabi, Johannesburg, Mauritius and Mumbai. 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.