Thursday, 10 October 2019 07:05

SAA and Air Seychelles expand codeshare to NY

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SAA has expanded its codeshare agreement with Air Seychelles (HM) to New York, effective November 1.

SAA will be the operating carrier on the Johannesburg-New York sector, and Air Seychelles will be the marketing carrier. The codeshare flights will open for sale on October 15.

The New York schedule is as follows:
  • Operating carrier HM061 (marketing carrier SA7209) will depart Seychelles daily at 09h25, and arrival in Johannesburg at 13h30.
  • Operating carrier SA203 (marketing carrier HM6441) will depart Johannesburg daily at 21h05, arriving at New York’s JFK airport at 06h40 the next day.
  • Operating carrier SA204 (marketing carrier HM6440) will depart JFK airport daily at 11h15, arriving in Johannesburg at 08h05 the next day.
  • Operating carrier HM060 (marketing carrier SA7210) will depart Johannesburg daily at 13h45, arriving in Seychelles at 20h40.
“We are delighted to announce the expansion of our codeshare agreements with Air Seychelles. This move provides customers with seamless connections between Seychelles and the US East Coast.  As a result, SAA and its partners are well-positioned to strengthen our New York route. This augurs well for our efforts to focus on route performance and profitability as part of our initiatives to implement our turnaround strategy.” says Philip Saunders, chief commercial officer at SAA.  

Charles Johnson, chief commercial officer at Air Seychelles said: “Adding JFK into the Air Seychelles network will provide more accessibility to travellers from the US to travel to Seychelles in addition to bringing more visibility about destination Seychelles through the joint marketing efforts that will build awareness about the new codeshare partnership.”

Source: TU

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