South Africa's flag carrier, South African Airways, and the national airline of the Seychelles, Air Seychelles, have signed a codeshare agreement. In the first phase of the agreement, South African Airways will place its code (SA) on Air Seychelles' non-stop flights between Johannesburg and Seychelles International Airport on the island of Mahé. The airline will also place its code on flights between the two largest islands of Seychelles, Mahé and Praslin, subject to approvals.
Under the codeshare, passengers from South Africa can currently travel from 26 South African destinations to the Seychelles on a single ticket.
In a later extension of the partnership, South African Airways' direct flights from Johannesburg to other South African destinations may also carry Air Seychelles' code (HM). Ticket sales are set to open on 29 April 2013, for travel from 30 April 2013.