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With the agreement, Air Seychelles will place its two-letter ‘HM’ code on Etihad Airways flights between Abu Dhabi and Dublin, complementing the island carrier’s current European codeshares with Etihad Airways to Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Geneva, London, Manchester, Milan, and Paris.
The expansion comes at a time when tourism figures from the UK and Ireland to the archipelago have been surging, with visitor arrivals from UK and Ireland up 21% from a year ago.
Air Seychelles CEO Cramer Ball said "We are delighted to announce this codeshare expansion to Ireland with our equity alliance partner, Etihad Airways. Seychelles has a strong affinity with the UK and Eire, hearkening to a time when Seychelles was a British colony, and this expansion demonstrates our continuing commitment to Seychelles’ traditional tourist markets and to provide convenient, seamless options for our guests."
Air Seychelles flies 7 times a week to Etihad Airways’ Abu Dhabi hub, and in total, the two carriers offer 10 return flights per week to the island archipelago, including a daily service.
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