After starting a thrice-weekly nonstop service between the Seychelles and Paris in July this year, Air Seychelles inked a codeshare agreement with Air France to provide more connections between the European continent and the islands. With this agreement it is now possible to travel from six of the biggest French cities to Seychelles via Paris, using just one ticket for the entire trip.
According to a press statement issued by Air Seychelles, Air Seychelles’ ‘HM’ code will be added to Air France’s domestic flights between the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris and Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseilles, Montpellier, Nice and Toulouse, as well as to Air France’s regional services to other European cities such as Athens, Berlin, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Manchester, Munich and Zurich.
In return, Air France’s ‘AF’ code will be utilised on Air Seychelles’ nonstop service between Paris and Seychelles, as well as on domestic flights between the main island of Mahé and Praslin, the 115-island archipelago’s second-largest island, home to the endemic coco-de-mer palm forest of the Vallée de Mai.
All in all, Air Seychelles’ HM code will appear on 157 domestic and regional Air France flights each week, and Air France will offer a total of 18 international and domestic codeshare flights per week operated by Air Seychelles.
The codeshared flights were available for booking from August 19, for travel from August 21.
France is currently the top source of inbound tourism for the Seychelles, with 22,743 French visitors thus far since the start of the year, representing an increase of 14 percent compared to the same period last year, according to the latest figures from the Seychelles National Bureau of Statistics.
Source: Seychelles News Agency