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Air Seychelles To Launch SEZ-AUH-HKG

Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:13 am

Schedule as follow:

HM086 SEZ1540 – 2010AUH2140 – 0940+1HKG 332 247
HM087 HKG1855 – 2325AUH0200+1 – 0635+1SEZ 332 135

I wonder why through AUH? I'm pretty sure HM is not gonna get a whole lot of traffic between HKG and AUH, anyone knows the reason behind such routing? AFAIK, all other African based airlines have routed themselves through BKK to HKG.

Source: http://www.airseychelles.com/en/news/index.php?aid=95 (English)
Source: http://www.from852.com/1/post/2012/12/-dec-31st-2012.html (Traditional Chinese)
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nickofatlanta
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RE: Air Seychelles To Launch SEZ-AUH-HKG

Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:23 am

The flight AUH-HKG will no doubt be in partnership with Etihad which owns 40% of Air Seychelles.
 
kaitak
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RE: Air Seychelles To Launch SEZ-AUH-HKG

Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:24 am

It seems a very odd routing; I presume they have done a codeshare with EY (which does not yet fly to HKG) and this is why they've gone via AUH; I'd be more concerned about getting pax from HKG to fly to SEZ via AUH, which seems like a very indirect routing.

Still, good luck to them!
 
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RE: Air Seychelles To Launch SEZ-AUH-HKG

Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:42 am

Despite the stop in AUH, HM / EY will offer the quickest flight time (on both directions) on HKG-SEZ-HKG compared to EK and QR.
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cloudyapple
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RE: Air Seychelles To Launch SEZ-AUH-HKG

Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:14 am

This has been in the schedules since 12 Oct.

Quoting nickofatlanta (Reply 1):
The flight AUH-HKG will no doubt be in partnership with Etihad which owns 40% of Air Seychelles.

It is a codeshare flight EY4121/4122 - HKG-AUH is bookable.

Quoting kaitak (Reply 2):
codeshare with EY (which does not yet fly to HKG)

Yes they do already, sort of - EY928/929 - freighters chartered from others.
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Azure
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RE: Air Seychelles To Launch SEZ-AUH-HKG

Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:16 am

Quoting nickofatlanta (Reply 1):
The flight AUH-HKG will no doubt be in partnership with Etihad which owns 40% of Air Seychelles.

  

Quoting kaitak (Reply 2):
I presume they have done a codeshare with EY (which does not yet fly to HKG)

  

Quoting cy319 (Reply 3):
Despite the stop in AUH, HM / EY will offer the quickest flight time (on both directions) on HKG-SEZ-HKG compared to EK and QR.

  
There is no direct flight between HKG and SEZ (yet ?)
The number of visitors from HKG to the Seychelles doubled between 2010 and 2012.

Now on a side note, I remember BA in the 80s used to fly between JNB and HKG (and maybe NRT) with several stops including CMB and either SEZ or MRU, I do not recall exactly.. Can someone help here ?
 
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RE: Air Seychelles To Launch SEZ-AUH-HKG

Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:14 pm

ch-aviation report that there were planes for this route long ago (31-10-2012).... http://www.ch-aviation.ch/portal/new...-with-etihad-airways#disqus_thread
 
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RE: Air Seychelles To Launch SEZ-AUH-HKG

Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:09 pm

I haven't seen any new photos of the Air Seychelles A330-200 since the first photo came out. Has this aircraft not been flying all that time (since August 2012). See below photo:



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gardermoen
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RE: Air Seychelles To Launch SEZ-AUH-HKG

Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:44 pm

Azure, yes BA did fly JNB-SEZ-CMB-HKG weekly with a 747-200, and I recall the service ended around 1986. At HKG, there was a flight number changed and it went on to do HKG-TYO-ANC-LHR.

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RE: Air Seychelles To Launch SEZ-AUH-HKG

Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:57 am

Thanks Gardermoen for your answer ! This reassures me about my memory  
I would have loved to fly this route, quite exotic indeed !