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Seychelles: Strategic commercial agreement between Air Seychelles and Alitalia

Seychelles: Strategic commercial agreement between Air Seychelles and Alitalia
The national airline of the archipelago, Air Seychelles, signed at the beginning of August a commercial approximation with the transalpine company Alitalia via a code sharing * flights.
Passengers of Alitalia and Air Seychelles - owned 40% of its capital by the company of Abu Dhabi, Etihad Airways - will be able to use a single ticket between Rome, Milan and Venice to join the Seychelles and similarly to the departure and the arrival of Abu Dhabi airport.
Five weekly flights Alitalia liaising between Rome and Abu Dhabi and ten 10 connecting flights to Milan via Rome and 12 flights also in correspondence to Venice via Rome are affected by the sharing of code share.
7 flights of Air Seychelles between Abu Dhabi and the island of Mahe and 47 flights linking each week Mahé to Praslin Island are also part of the new trade agreement between the two airlines.
For the Director-general of Air Seychelles Manoj Papa, "Italy is the third European market of Seychelles after the Germany and the France, and this agreement strengthens the connections of business and leisure between our two countries".
As a reminder, the national airline of the archipelago, Air Seychelles, published April 10 its financial results for the year 2013 with a second successive year of profitability.
The net profits of Air Seychelles grew in 2013 by 171% and reached 2.17 million euro in the wake of revenues amounted to 64 million euro.
Air Seychelles has thus transported 352.474 passengers in 2013, of which 195.857 international (100%) travellers and 156.617 on domestic routes (9%). * code share sharing is based on trade agreements between different carriers.
Code sharing or joint operation of flights is a cooperation between airlines allowing the operation of a destination by several carriers.
One of the airlines is charged directly to the flight and the other company, his partner on the chosen destination, has the right to sell seats on this flight with its own international code of airline.

Laurent Chinaud

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