Air Seychelles is to axe its Dusseldorf route after six months of serving the German destination.

The African carrier says the flights will end on 10 September. Additionally, the frequency of Air Seychelles' Paris flights will be reduced from four per week to three as of 12 September.

Chief executive Roy Kinnear states that the airline made the "difficult decision" to suspend flights to Dusseldorf after "an in-depth review of the route showed that the service is unsustainable".

He adds: "Given the high number of airlines operating or offering connectivity out of Germany, the seasonal nature of the route where peak travel periods are outweighed by low demand during the off-peak season, the extremely competitive levels of fares and existing fuel prices, it is not viable for us to continue serving the market at this point in time."

The Etihad equity partner carrier began twice-weekly services to Dusseldorf on 30 March.

FlightGlobal schedules data shows no other carrier operating on the route.

Source: Cirium Dashboard