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New Chief Executive appointed by Air Seychelles as Partnership with Etihad Goes Ahead

Air Seychelles has appointed Cramer Ball as its new Chief Executive following a new partnership between the airline and Etihad Airways. The agreement enables Etihad and Air Seychelles customers to take direct flights to the Seychelles from Abu Dhabi.

New Chief  Executive appointed by Air Seychelles as Partnership with Etihad Goes Ahead

Following the announcement of a new codeshare agreement between Air Seychelles and Etihad Airways, the Seychelles carrier has appointed a new Chief Executive.

Cramer Bull previously worked as the regional general manager of Asia Pacific South and Australasia for Etihad Airways and he started his new role at Air Seychelles earlier this month.

The reciprocal codeshare means that Etihad Airways’ guests will be able to take flights to Praslin via Mahé for Seychelles holidays, and Air Seychelles’ customers will be able to take direct flights to Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways.

Ball is an expert in the commercial and financial departments of aviation industry. Speaking about his new role, he said: “This is a very exciting point in the development of the airline. The recently announced strategic partnership with Etihad Airways, backed by the 40 per cent stake the UAE national carrier has taken, will allow us to consolidate our position as a brand leader on the routes we serve.

 Air Seychelles 787
Image by: Nek777, on Flickr

“Air Seychelles will work closely with Etihad Airways to leverage synergies and create efficiencies that will reduce costs and maximise yields. We will also look to implement strategies that will benefit the economy and support the tourism industry of the Seychelles as a whole.”

Etihad commenced operating flights to the Seychelles on 2nd November, 2011 and the airline’s President and Chief Executive Officer, James Hogan, is confident that the route will be hugely popular with international travellers planning holidays to the Seychelles.

“Although we only recently launched the route, the Seychelles has already proven to be a hugely popular holiday destination among our guests,” he commented. “By expanding our presence in the region and increasing connectivity in cooperation with Air Seychelles, Etihad Airways’ guests can look forward to a more seamless travel experience within the diverse and scenic islands.”

Seychelles Beach
Image by: IDEE_PER_VIAGGIARE, on Flickr

Last year, Air Seychelles unveiled its new livery and logo which represents the importance of the country’s beautiful natural environment and diverse ecosystem.

Situated in the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles is made up of an archipelago of 115 idyllic islands. During holidays in the Seychelles, tourists can relax on pristine white sand palm-fringed beaches; swim, snorkel and scuba dive in warm turquoise crystal-clear waters; and enjoy pampering in lavish spas.

The islands are home to a wide choice of stunning Seychelles hotels that range from upscale five-star beachfront resorts, to charming beach bungalows and over-water villas.

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