The FINANCIAL — Air Seychelles has expanded its network reach in North Africa by adding Cairo to its codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways.
The agreement sees Air Seychelles place its flight code on a daily service operated by Etihad Airways between the Egyptian capital and Abu Dhabi, where travellers have connection opportunities to and from Seychelles, according to Air Seychelles.
Roy Kinnear, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, said: “This is an exciting development which enhances the travel connections between Seychelles and Egypt, the most populous country in North Africa, with an estimated 87 million residents.
“The outbound tourism market in Egypt is growing, and business and leisure travellers now have one-stop access to the Seychelles archipelago via Abu Dhabi.
“In turn, guests from Seychelles can discover the many wonders of the Egyptian capital, including the mesmerising pyramids of Giza.
“This marks yet another significant point in the evolution of our codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways, which continues to deepen and expand our network, contributing to the growth of tourism in Seychelles.”
Cairo is the carrier’s second codeshare point with Etihad Airways in North Africa after Casablanca, Morocco, which was added to the agreement in February 2015.