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UAE airlines suspend Doha flights from June 6

ABU DHABI, June 5, 2017

UAE-based Emirates, Etihad Airways and flydubai have announced suspension of flights to and from Qatar from Tuesday (June 6), following a major diplomatic row within the GCC.

The move follows UAE severing all diplomatic relations with Qatar, in a coordinated decision with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt. The countries also said all air, sea, and land links with Qatar will be closed.

As instructed by the UAE government, Emirates will suspend its flights to and from Doha, starting from the morning of June 6 until further notice, an Emirates airline statement on its website said.

The last flight from Dubai to Doha will depart as EK847 at 02:30 am on June 6. The last flight from Doha to Dubai will depart as EK848 at 03:50 am on June 6, it said.

Emirates’ flights to and from Doha today (June 5), will operate as normal. Travellers bound for Doha, who are boarding their flight from airports around the Emirates network today (June 5), will be advised to make alternative arrangements, it added.

All customers booked on Emirates’ flights to and from Doha will be provided with alternative options, including full refunds on unused tickets and rebooking to the nearest alternate Emirates destinations.

For more information, customers can call the Emirates Contact Centre on +971 600 555555, or visit‎ www.emirates.com, it said.

UAE national carrier Etihad Airways has announced that it will suspend all flights to and from Doha, Qatar, until further notice.

The last flight from Abu Dhabi to Doha will depart as EY399 at 02:45 (local time) on June 6. The last flight from Doha to Abu Dhabi will depart as EY390 at 04:00 (local time) on June 6, the ariline said in a statement.

Flights on June 5 will operate as normal.

All customers who are booked on Etihad Airways flights to and from Doha are being provided with alternative options, including full refunds on unused tickets and free rebooking to the nearest alternative Etihad Airways destinations.

Detailed information is available by calling the Etihad Airways Contact Centre on +971 (0) 2599 0000, or by visiting‎ etihad.com, it said.
 
Any further changes to the status of flight schedules to Doha will be communicated through the appropriate channels, it said regreting any inconvenience caused as a result of the suspension.

Dubai-based budget carrier flydubai also announced that it would suspend flights to and from Doha from Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Qatar Airways has suspended all flights to Saudi Arabia until 02.59 Doha time on June 6, a report said. --TradeArabia News Service




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