Air Seychelles is expanding its codeshare with Etihad Airways to include services to Vietnam.
The agreement will see Air Seychelles place its ‘HM’ code on Etihad’s daily services between Abu Dhabi and Ho Chi Minh City, meaning the two airlines will offer a total of 17 connections between the Seychelles’ capital Mahé and Vietnam’s commercial capital, on the combined Air Seychelles-Etihad network.
“We are thrilled to offer Ho Chi Minh City to the travelling public and to extend our presence in the strategically important ASEAN market. With our sub two-hour connections over Abu Dhabi, we now offer the fastest connections to Seychelles from Vietnam,” said Air Seychelles’ CEO, Cramer Ball.
“We expect the new flights to attract holiday makers as well as business travellers from this thriving city of nine million, and the new ties will open up export and cargo opportunities between the two countries.”
The new codeshare deal follows the recent signing of an air services agreement between Seychelles and Vietnam, during a visit by Seychelles President James Michel in September.
Air Seychelles and Etihad already codeshare on several routes, including flights to Hong Kong.