Flights to Seychelles to more than double.
Emirates doubles flight frequency to Seychelles
Emirates has announced a 100% increase in flight frequency to Seychelles, starting March 2011.
Starting on March 28, Emirates’ service will gradually increase to 12 weekly flights in the summer with two more flights to be added to the winter schedule, making it a double-daily service by the end of the year.
Majid Al Mualla, Emirates’ senior vice president of commercial operations in west Asia and the Indian Ocean, pointed out that, compared to January 2010, the carrier is increasing its capacity between Dubai and the Seychelles by 350%.
“The increase in frequency is the fruit of all our efforts and investment in promoting the Seychelles across our network,” he added.
“Our recent campaigns have stepped up demand for the route as well as opened up new feeder markets. The increasing number of tourists will welcome these additional flights as they will have more travel options and better connectivity.”
Alain St Ange, chief executive officer of the Seychelles Tourism Board, welcomed Emirates’ announcement and said that the development is in line with the destination’s plan to create an open skies policy for air services.
Qatar Airways steps up expansion in Seychelles with daily flights
Qatar Airways has announced that several cities will join its rapidly growing global network during the second half of 2011 and it is also increasing flights on some destinations, including Seychelles.
This forms part of a continued expansion strategy focused on new routes and capacity increases.
As from June 1 2011, Qatar will increase its flights to Seychelles from four to seven a week, which means the airline will be flying daily to the islands.
Flight QR702 will leave Doha at 00:30 and arrive in Seychelles at 06:20. The return flight QR703 will leave Seychelles at 07:20 on the same day and touch down in Doha at 11:05.
Qatar currently flies to Seychelles on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.