Air Seychelles, Etihad expand codeshare to Kuwait
Kuwait, July 18, 2013
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has expanded its codeshare partnership with UAE’s Etihad Airways for travel to Kuwait over Abu Dhabi.
The newly added codeshare destination will see Air Seychelles and Etihad Airways offer 10 return flights per week from Kuwait to the Seychelles, including a daily service, said a statement.
Air Seychelles will place its “HM” code on Etihad Airways flights between Kuwait and Abu Dhabi, it said.
Cramer Ball, Air Seychelles CEO, said: "We are thrilled to offer Kuwait to the traveling 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.Guestscan now purchase flights to Kuwait on one ticket, making for a simpler and more seamless journey."
“Visitor arrivals from the Gulf are up 23 per cent from last year. 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,” Ball added.
“With this latest addition, Air Seychelles now offers codeshare flights to Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Bahrain, Kuwait and Omanfor a collective64connections 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,” said Jöel Morgan, Minister for Home Affairs and Transport and chairman of Air Seychelles. - TradeArabia News Service