ETW STAFF – Mumbai
Qatar Airways has announced its scheduled flights to and from the Seychelles will be suspended effective September 1, 2013 until further notice due to commercial reasons. The last of the daily services operating between the airline’s Doha hub and Seychelles International Airport on Mahe Island, will be on August 31.
The decision was taken after careful consideration by the airline’s management team. Akbar Al Baker, CEO, Qatar Airways said, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the government of the Republic of Seychelles, the local business and tourism industry, our travel trade partners in the Seychelles and countries around the world for supporting what was a hugely popular destination for Qatar Airways since we launched the route back in 2004. Unfortunately we have taken the decision to suspend the route due to commercial reasons which is regretted.”
“We have built up a strong relationship with our partners over the years and will continue to work with them and the relevant authorities to ensure a smooth discontinuation of the route. At Qatar Airways, we always remain optimistic and look forward to the day when we can resume operations to these idyllic islands,” he added.