(MENAFN) Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is set to start codeshare services to Hong Kong next February, in partnership with Air Seychelles, subject to regulatory approval, Arabian Business reported.
Under the deal, Air Seychelles will operate three weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong.
Etihad said the new codeshare supplements its expansion in mainland China. The airline launched its first service to Beijing in March 2008, followed by Chengdu destination in December 2011 and Shanghai in March earlier this year.
The flight schedule will provide leisure and business passengers from Hong Kong with seamless connectivity through Etihad Airways' hub in Abu Dhabi, to key destinations across the GCC and to primary European destinations including the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Ireland.
The schedule also allows two-way connectivity between Hong Kong and the Seychelles, supporting a booming tourism industry on the archipelago.