Etihad Ends Loyalty Partnership With Air Seychelles

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Etihad Guest’s partnership with Air Seychelles has ended on May 23, 2021, and you can no longer earn or redeem miles with the airline.

Etihad Guest Air Seychelles

Etihad recently sold its 40% share in Air Seychelles that it had acquired back in 2012 back to the government of Seychelles that now owns the airlines 100%.

You can access Etihad’s page for partner airlines here.

Seychelles bought back the shares for a buck and negotiated the liabilities that Air Seychelles owned to Etihad down by more than 80% (only pays $11M instead of $72M). Seychelles is currently negotiating with the bondholders to have a similar haircut.

The airline’s website claims that they fly to Johannesburg, Mauritius, Mumbai, and Tel Aviv. I would assume that services to at least Johannesburg and Mumbai have been suspended.

Conclusion

Air Seychelles currently has no loyalty program at all as it used a version of Etihad Guest for earning and redeeming and status purposes. Let’s see if they launch their own and/or partners with others.

There is only 18% ownership of Air Serbia left of Etihad’s now-disbanded Equity Alliance.

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