In line with its upcoming one-year anniversary of services to the Seychelles, as well as a significant increase in passenger demand, Qatar Airways has announced that its Seychelles route will be operated by a larger A330 aircraft, as of October 29, 2017.
The 260-seater aircraft will boost the airline’s current daily capacity by 130 per cent on this route, which connects travellers from the Seychelles to more than 150 destinations worldwide.
In an official statement, chief executive, Qatar Airways Group, HE Akbar Al Baker said: “Qatar Airways is delighted to be introducing its Airbus A330 aircraft on the route to Seychelles. By providing more capacity on board the A330, we will be able to offer even more passengers from around the globe the opportunity to experience the idyllic white sand beaches of the Seychelles. This enhancement to our offering demonstrates our commitment to the local market and to the many passengers each month who choose to fly to this popular destination with Qatar Airways.”
Qatar Airways first inaugurated its Seychelles route in 2016, and has since served as a key contributor to the development of tourism and the growth of local business in the Seychelles.