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Qatar Airways suspends Seychelles route

11 Jun 2013 by GrahamSmith

Qatar Airways is suspending its Seychelles route from September for "commercial reasons", it has been announced.

The last of the carrier's daily services between its Doha hub and Seychelles International Airport will be on August 31.

Qatar Airways launched the route nine years ago, in 2004.

Akbar Al Baker, the airine's CEO, said: “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.

"Qatar Airways has informed the travel trade of the decision and all efforts are being made to ensure travel agents, tour operators and individual travellers who have made bookings on the affected route, are re-protected on other airlines or given a full refund."

Last month, Qatar Airways upped its flights to Pakistan by 60 per cent (see online news, May 7).

For more information, visit qatarairways.com.

Graham Smith

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