Qatar Airways will be starting flights to Seychelles effective 12th December and this afternoon the 5th December Eliel Zeitouni, the newly appointed Commercial Manager of the airline based in Seychelles paid a courtesy call on Minister Alain St.Ange, the island's Minister responsible for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine. Also present at the meeting that took place at the ESPACE Offices of the Ministry in Victoria were Garry Albert, the PS for Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Anne Lafortune, the PS for Tourism and Sherin Francis, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board.
Mr Zeitouni of Qatar Airways briefed Minister St.Ange and the support he was receiving and confirmed that the first flight of Qatar Airways was scheduled for 8.50am on the 12 December. The seven weekly flights with an Airbus 320 will have 144 seats with 12 Business seats on this Seychelles service. The plane will remain on the ground at Seychelles International Airport once landed and it will depart to Qatar at 7.20pm daily.
Minister St.Ange used the meeting to welcome Mr Eliel Zeitouni to Seychelles and to reassure him that the Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine will remain good facilitators for them and for all airlines flying to Seychelles. "We shall be with you at the airport to welcome your first service and assure you that we shall work with you for the success of Seychelles Tourism and also of Qatar Airways" said Minister St.Ange.