Qatar Airways announces a codeshare agreement with Air Seychelles, the flag carrier of the Republic of Seychelles, allowing passengers on both networks seamless travel to one of the world’s most exotic and unique destinations.
Through its hub in Doha, Hamad International Airport (HIA), currently rated the “Best Airport in the Middle East,” Qatar Airways connects visitors from Africa, America, Asia, and Europe effortlessly to and from Seychelles. Qatar Airways currently flies to over 160 destinations globally. Additionally, members of the Qatar Airways Privilege Club have access to approximately 200 locations where they may earn and use Avios.
Currently, Seychelles International Airport (SEZ), on the Island of Mahé, close to the capital city of Victoria, is served by a daily aircraft operated by Qatar Airways, arriving in the morning and departing in the evening. As a result of this new codeshare arrangement, Qatar Airways will display its code on flights operated by Air Seychelles between Mahé and Praslin, allowing customers to simply continue their trip with a single reservation. In addition to palm-lined beaches like Anse Georgette and Anse Lazio, which are both surrounded by huge granite rocks, Praslin is home to the pristine Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The two airlines, as well as local and internet travel firms, all accept reservations from passengers.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Our strategy of facilitating connectivity to African markets through partnerships is in line with this enhanced cooperation with Air Seychelles. Our two airlines are pleased to work together to benefit passengers with more travel choices and to support the tourism industry in Seychelles.”
Air Seychelles maintains its domestic network with a fleet of five Twin Otter TurboProps operating between Mahé and Praslin as well as charter flights. The airline celebrated 45 years in October 2022 and won the title ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline’ at the World Travel Awards held in Kenya.
Air Seychelles, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Captain Sandy Benoiton, said: “This new partnership will provide passengers with new connection opportunities and access to unique destinations from both networks.”