Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2014-6-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has extended its codeshare agreement with Air Seychelles to include the island carrier’s new services between Paris and Abu Dhabi, scheduled to commence on 2 July 2014.
Operated by Air Seychelles’ brightly-coloured Airbus A330-200 aircraft featuring 18 lie-flat seats in Business Class and 236 seats in Economy Class, the Air Seychelles flights will link the French capital’s Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport twice weekly with the Seychelles via Abu Dhabi.
Etihad Airways will place its EY flight code on the new Air Seychelles services, providing guests and cargo customers with more travel options to and from France.
Etihad Airways flies twice daily between Paris CDG and Abu Dhabi, connecting to the Seychelles and more than 50 other destinations across the Gulf region, Africa, Asia, Australia and the Indian Subcontinent.
Beyond Paris CDG, the UAE flag carrier also offers connections with codeshare partners Air France and SNCF French Railways to more than 20 French domestic destinations and a further 10 European cities.
Kevin Knight, Chief Strategy and Planning Officer at Etihad Airways, said: “Our partner Air Seychelles’ return to Paris marks another milestone in its journey of growing its international operations by flying to and from more key destinations.
“France is also an important market for Etihad Airways, and providing more travel options between Paris and Abu Dhabi is central to our strategy of adding depth to our network.
“The new Air Seychelles twice weekly services will complement Etihad Airways’ existing twice daily operations between the two cities, facilitate more passenger and cargo traffic in both directions, and further cement the already strong trade, cultural and tourism ties between France, the UAE, and the Seychelles.”
Combined Etihad Airways and Air Seychelles Paris schedule from 2 July 2014
|EY031||Abu Dhabi (AUH)||02:10||Paris (CDG 2C)||07:35||Daily|
|EY037||Abu Dhabi (AUH)||09:00||Paris (CDG 2C)||14:25||Daily|
|EY4134||Abu Dhabi (AUH)||02:20||Paris (CDG 2A)||07:45||Wednesdays + Fridays|
|EY032||Paris (CDG 2C)||11:00||Abu Dhabi (AUH)||19:50||Daily|
|EY038||Paris (CDG 2C)||22:05||Abu Dhabi (AUH)||06:55+1||Daily|
|EY4145||Paris (CDG 2A)||21:50||Abu Dhabi (AUH)||06:45+1||Wednesdays + Fridays|
All times are local
Flights in Italics are Air Seychelles services.
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About Etihad Airways
Etihad Airways began operations in 2003, and in 2013 carried 11.5 million passengers. From its Abu Dhabi base Etihad Airways flies to 103 existing or announced passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The airline has a fleet of 100 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and more than 220 aircraft on firm order, including 71 Boeing 787s, 25 Boeing 777-X, 62 Airbus A350s and 10 Airbus A380s. Etihad Airways holds equity investments in airberlin, Air Seychelles, Virgin Australia, Aer Lingus, Air Serbia and Jet Airways, and is in the process of formalising its equity investment in Swiss-based Etihad Regional*. For more information, please visit: www.etihad.com
*Operated by Darwin Airline
For more information contact:
Niall Doheny, Etihad Airways Corporate Communications
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