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Air Seychelles Launches New Codeshare Partnership With SriLankan Airlines

Air Seychelles and SriLankan Airlines has announced a new codeshare agreement that will expand the number of destinations available to customers flying between Mahé, the largest island in the Republic of Seychelles, and Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka.


Air Seychelles and SriLankan Airlines Announce New Codeshare Partnership - Courtesy Air Seychelles

On Friday (April 19, 2024), Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, announced the launch of a new codeshare partnership with SriLankan Airlines.  Through the new partnership, customers traveling from Mahé to Colombo will have one-stop access to more than 20 destinations in SriLankan’s network via Colombo, including Sydney and Melbourne, as well as destinations in India, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.  Likewise, SriLankan Airlines’ customers will enjoy connectivity between Colombo and Mahé, the largest island in the Seychelles.  Air Seychelles first launched service to Colombo in June 2023, at which time the airlines signed an initial interline agreement.


In Friday’s announcement, SriLankan Airlines’ CEO, Richard Nuttall, said,


“We are pleased to boost our codeshare network and presence in the African region through this new partnership.  We look forward to working with Air Seychelles to provide our customers even more African destination options in the coming years.”


Air Seychelles’ CEO, Sandy Benoiton, added,


“Now that we have been flying to Colombo for over 9 months, the twice-weekly flights have proven successful.  The next step to solidifying our relationship is with this code-share, allowing even more passengers the convenience of a single ticket to more points served by our partner in Asia and Australia.”


The SriLankan Airlines and Air Seychelles teams at the codeshare partnership agreement signing in Colombo. Seated (L-R) Head of Strategy SriLankan Airlines, Sumudu Upatissa; Chief Executive Officer Air Seychelles, Sandy Benoiton. Standing (L-R) Manager Revenue Management SriLankan Airlines, Rajeeva Atukorale; Head of Marketing SriLankan Airlines, Saminda Perera; Senior Manager Revenue Management SriLankan Airlines, Kshanaka Saparamadu; International Relations Manager SriLankan Airlines, Lakshmi Sampathbandara; Chief Commercial Officer Air Seychelles, Charles Johnson; Manager of Network Planning & Aeropolitics Air Seychelles, Tania Gendron – Courtesy Air Seychelles



Under the new codeshare agreement, both airlines will place their marketing codes on the other’s flights, enabling single-ticket booking and baggage checked through to the final destination.  Air Seychelles and SriLankan Airlines codeshare flights are now available for booking.


Founded in 1978, Air Seychelles is the national carrier of the Seychelles, and is wholly-owned and managed by the Government of Seychelles.  The carrier started long-haul services in 1983 and currently offers international flights from Mahé to Tel Aviv, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Mauritius, and Colombo with state-of-the-art Airbus A320neos.  Domestically, Air Seychelles operates up to 30 return daily flights to Praslin and various charter destinations with their fleet of De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin-Otter aircraft. 


 

Source: Air Seychelles

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