Air Seychelles, Etihad Airways expand codeshare to Kuwait


23-July-2013

The newly added codeshare destination will see Air Seychelles and Etihad Airways offer 10 seamless return flights per week from Kuwait to Seychelles, including a daily service.
The agreement will see Air Seychelles place its “HM” code on Etihad Airways flights between Kuwait and Abu Dhabi.

Cramer Ball, Air Seychelles’ chief executive officer, said: "We are thrilled to offer Kuwait to the travelling public, thanks to our equity partner Etihad Airways.  Kuwait is one of the richest per capita countries in the world and home to a growing and developing outbound leisure market. Guests can now purchase flights to Kuwait on one ticket, making for a simpler and more seamless journey.

“Visitor arrivals from the Gulf are up 23% from last year, so it is natural we should target the region for expansion. We are confident these new flights, with sub-two hour connectivity over Abu Dhabi, will stimulate further growth from the region, providing a new source of revenue for the airline as well as the local tourist economy,” said Mr Ball.

Jöel Morgan, Minister for Home Affairs and Transport and chairman of Air Seychelles board, said:  "I am pleased the State of Kuwait has granted approval to this venture, coming soon after the liberalisation of the air services agreement between our two States. 

“With this latest addition, Air Seychelles now offers codeshare flights to Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman for a collective 64 connections per week to the Gulf Region, bolstering the visibility of both our national carrier and the Seychelles in one of the fastest growing markets to our archipelago.”

The new codeshare flights can be booked online at airseychelles.com, through the airline's Call Centre on +248 4 38 10 13 (local rates apply), at the airline’s sales offices, or through a travel agency.
 
 
Air Seychelles – Etihad Airways codeshare flight schedule
 
To Seychelles:
Departs          Departure          Time Arrives            Arrival Time           Frequency
KWI               04:20               AUH                        07:00                  Daily
AUH               08:20               SEZ                        12:55                  Daily
        
KWI               22:15               AUH                       00:55+1               Mon, Wed, Fri
AUH               02:00               SEZ                       06:35                  Tue, Thu, Sat
 
From Seychelles:
Departs          Departure           Time Arrives           Arrival Time            Frequency
SEZ              20:35                AUH                      01:05+1                Daily
AUH              01:55                KWI                      02:30                    Daily
 

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