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Qatar Airways flies back to Seychelles

31st March 2016

Return ticket: A Qatar Airways airbus
Return ticket: A Qatar Airways airbus

An airline that stopped its flights to Seychelles three years ago is back because its “where our customers want to go”.

Qatar Airways will restart daily scheduled flights in December this year with Seychelles one of 14 new destinations across Europe, Africa, the South Pacific and Southeast Asia.

Akbar Al Baker, Chief Executive of the Qatar Airways Group, based in Doha, said: “These new destinations are where our customers want to go, and where we see the most opportunity to provide a best-in-class experience at great value.”

Qatar airways’ first flight to Seychelles was in December 2004. The airline stopped flights there, in September 2013, citing "commercial reasons”.

The announcement was made at the international tourism trade fair, ITB in Berlin where Seychelles Tourism Minister Alain St Ange, was promoting Seychelles. 

He said Qatar Airways’ decision was “perfect timing”.

“Qatar Airways has its network and they have their own niche clients who transit Doha, and Seychelles being only four odd hours from Doha makes us an ideal twin centre destination.”

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