Tuesday, May 28, 2013

► SEYCHELLES: Qatar Airways to axe Seychelles flights from September.

Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways (QR) are set to abandon their daily A319-operated flights to Mahé, Seychelles with effect from 01SEP.

Qatar Airways in Mahé
Qatar Airways in Mahé (A Lindemann)
The pullout comes after Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture, met Mr Akbar Al-Bakar, the CEO of Qatar Airways at the ATM Qatar Airways Stand when he was in Dubai for the 2013 ATM Tourism Trade Fair recently. During the encounter,  Mr. St.Ange and Mr Al Baker discussed "face to face" the challenges Qatar Airways were facing on their flights to Seychelles.

While no exact details about what those problems are exactly have been made public, it is speculated to have been the high cost of ground handling found at Mahé International Airport.