Dubai: UAE airlines on Monday announced suspension of flights to Qatar from June 6, 2017.
Emirates, Etihad, flydubai, and Air Arabia announced this morning that they shall be suspending all flights to Qatar from June 6, 2017.
The airline’s move to suspend flights operating to Doha has come close to the heels of a simmering diplomatic row involving the Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain.
Etihad Airways will suspend all flights to and from Doha from June 6 until further notice, Abu Dhabi-based national airline of the United Arab Emirates has announced.
“The last flight from Abu Dhabi to Doha will depart as EY399 at 02:45 (local time) on 6 June. The last flight from Doha to Abu Dhabi will depart as EY390 at 04:00 (local time) on 6 June. Flights on 5 June will operate as normal,” Etihad Airways said in a statement on Monday.
An Emirates spokesperson has confirmed: “As instructed by the UAE Government, Emirates will suspend its flights to and from Doha, starting from the morning of 6 June 2017, until further notice.”
The last flight from Dubai to Doha will depart as EK847 at 02:30am on 6 June. The last flight from Doha to Dubai will depart as EK848 at 03:50am on 6 June.
“Emirates’ flights to and from Doha today (5 June), will operate as normal. Travellers bound for Doha, who are boarding their flight from airports around the Emirates network today (5 June), will be advised to make alternative arrangements.
All customers booked on Emirates’ flights to and from Doha will be provided with alternative options, including full refunds on unused tickets and free rebooking to the nearest alternate Emirates destinations.
A flydubai spokesperson confirmed: “From Tuesday 06 June 2017, all flydubai flights between Dubai and Doha will be suspended.
Passengers who have purchased tickets for travel between Dubai and Doha are advised to contact their travel agent, the flydubai travel shop in Doha or Contact Centre in Dubai to arrange a refund.”