Qatar Airways to withdraw Seychelles route

London
Source:
This story is sourced from Pro
See more Pro news »

Qatar Airways will suspend all flights to the Seychelles from 1 September.

Chief executive Akbar Al Baker says the decision was "due to commercial reasons, which is regretted".

The Doha-based carrier is to operate its last daily service to Mahe Island on 31 August.

The move follows Qatar Airways rival Etihad's purchase of a 40% stake in Air Seychelles in January 2012.

Etihad has a five-year management contract with Air Seychelles, and over the past 12 months it has expanded the latter's operation with 19 codeshares and four flights per week to Abu Dhabi.