Air Seychelles move creates new airline hub


AFRICA (eTN) – The sales offices of Air Seychelles has moved to new premises located next to Air France and Kenya Airways (KQ), creating a new airline hub in the city of Victoria. Also in the same building are the sales offices of the archipelago’s main ferry company.

Air Seychelles codeshares and operates all flights between Mahe and Paris with Air France, and Air France/KLM are major shareholders in Kenya Airways and partners in the world’s third largest airline alliance, Sky Team.

While the flights between Nairobi, KQ’s hub and Mahe are not yet codeshared between the two airlines, fresh scope is nevertheless arising out of the sales office move, and speculation is now rife as to when, rather than if, the ties between Air Seychelles and Kenya Airways will further intensify.