Emirates and Etihad Airways Suspend Flights to Doha

June 5, 2017

 

Following the diplomatic row in the Middle East, Emirates and Etihad Airways have both suspended all flights to and from Doha, the capital of Qatar until further notice.

 

According to Emirates, the suspension which is at the instance of the United Arab Emirates Government, will take effect 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 while the last flight from Doha to Dubai will depart as EK848 at 03:50am on 6 June.

 

On its part, Etihad Airways will suspend all flights to and from Doha from the evening of 5 June 2017 until further notice.

 

According to the airline, the last flight from Abu Dhabi to Doha will depart as EY391 at 21:35 (local time) on 5 June while the last flight from Doha to Abu Dhabi will depart as EY398 at 22:50 (local time) on 5 June.

 

Other airlines including Flydubai, Air Arabia, EgyptAir, Saudi Arabian Airlines have either suspended flights to Doha or planning to.

 

The suspension of flights to Doha came after five Arab states including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain and the UAE severed diplomatic as well as land, air and sea relations with Qatar because of its support of terrorism.

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