October 04, 2019: Air Seychelles and South African Airways (SAA) have expanded their codeshare agreement to cover flights to the most populous city in the United States, New York (John F Kennedy) effective November 1, 2019.

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 Seychelles.

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

Air Seychelles currently offers international flights to Abu Dhabi, Johannesburg, Mauritius and Mumbai (India). The airline maintains a strategic partnership with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and 40 percent stakeholder.

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