South African Airways announces codeshare expansion to New York with Air Seychelles
07-10-2019 10:30:00 | by: Pie Kamau | hits: 3150 | Tags:

South African Airways (SAA) has announced the expansion of the codeshare agreement with Air Seychelles (HM) to New York effective 1 November 2019.

SAA will be the operating carrier on the Johannesburg (JNB) – New York (JFK) sector and Air Seychelles will be the marketing carrier. The codeshare flights will open for sale on 15 October 2019 and the effective date of travel will be from 1 November 2019.

The codeshare agreement between the two airlines has been in existence since 2013. SAA has been a marketing carrier between Johannesburg and Seychelles - Praslin Island operated by Air Seychelles whilst Air Seychelles has been a marketing carrier on Cape Town, Durban, Windhoek and Perth services operated by SAA.

The New York expansion will further enhance the codeshare partnership by providing easy connections and a smooth travel experience for travellers during their entire journey. 

The New York schedule will be as follows:

Operating Carrier

Marketing Carrier

Day of Week

Origin

Destination

Departure Time

Arrival Time

HM061

SA7209

DAILY

SEZ

JNB

09h25

13h30

SA203

HM6441

DAILY

JNB

JFK

21h05

06h40

(next day)

SA204

HM6440

DAILY

JFK

JNB

11h15

08h05

(next day)

HM060

SA7210

DAILY

JNB

SEZ

13h45

20h40

We are delighted to announce the expansion of our codeshare agreements with Air Seychelles. This move provides customers with seamless connections between the 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 with 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 the Seychelles in addition to bringing more visibility about destination Seychelles through the joint marketing efforts that will build awareness about the new codeshare partnership.

“For over five years now we have partnered with South African Airways, and thank them for their continuous support in enabling Air Seychelles to expand its network reach and we look forward to maintaining the successful partnership.”

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