Flight Suspension in The Middle East

Travel News 05 Jun 2017

Qatar Airways Suspends Flights to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Kingdom of Bahrain

Qatar Airways has suspended all flights to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia until further notice. Additionally the airline has  suspended all flights to the UAE, Kingdom of Bahrain and Egypt from 00:00 UTC June 6th (03:00 Doha time, June 6th) until further notice.

All customers booked on affected flights will be provided with alternative options, including the option of a full refund on any unused tickets and free rebooking to the nearest alternative Qatar Airways network destination.


Emirates, Etihad, Flydubai and Air Arabia Are Suspending Flights To and From Qatar

UAE airlines are suspending flights to Doha from Tuesday 00:00 UTC June 6th after five Arab states, including the UAE, severed diplomatic as well as land, air and sea ties with Qatar.

The Abu Dhabi airport also will not receive Qatar Airways flights from Tuesday. Additionally Saudi Arabia will close as of Tuesday its airspace to Qatari commercial, state and business flights, Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Civil Aviation said on Monday. Any airlines wishing to fly across the Kingdom’s airspace from Qatar will need to seek permission from the authority and have one week to do so, it said.

Etihad, Emirates, flydubai and Air Arabia have all suspended flights to Doha from the UAE starting on Tuesday.

"Abu Dhabi Airports confirms that all 10 daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Doha will be suspended at Abu Dhabi International Airport until further notice, and passengers are advised to contact their respective airline for a confirmation on their flights for [Monday]," said a spokeswoman for Abu Dhabi Airports.


There will be no flights between Abu Dhabi airport and Qatar from Tuesday, she said. Qatar Airways operates six return flights a day from Abu Dhabi, followed by four from Etihad. The Doha-based airline said it had suspended all flights to the UAE from June 6, along with flights to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt until further notice.



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