UAE carriers to suspend flights to and from Qatar

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An Etihad Airways spokesman told Reuters it will suspend flights to and from Qatar from Tuesday morning following Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt's severing of diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday.

The UAE has given Qatar's diplomatic mission in Abu Dhabi 48 hours to leave the country after what it said where “Doha’s several policies which destabilizes the security and stability of the region and manipulates commitments”.


It also warned Qatari citizens they had 14 days to leave the UAE. Citizens from Qatar have also been banned from “even passing through the UAE”. A statement on UAE's official news agency WAM's twitter account said "Emiratis are now banned from visiting or even passing by Qatar at all means”.

On the other hand, Qatar Airways suspends all flights to Saudi Arabia. Qatar Airways announced on Monday that it has suspended all flights to Saudi Arabia with immediate affect. “Qatar Airways has suspended all flights to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” until 1159 GMT the same day, a statement from the Doha-based carrier said. A spokeswoman added that it was unclear if the suspension would be extended.


Dubai-based budget carrier flydubai said on Monday it would suspend flights to and from Doha from Tuesday after the United Arab Emirates severed ties with Qatar.

“From Tuesday 06 June 2017 all flydubai flights between Dubai and Doha will be suspended,” the statement on Monday said.


The Dubai-based airline Emirates says it is suspending flights to Qatar amid a growing diplomatic rift. Emirates said on its website Monday flights would be suspended until further notice starting Tuesday.

The airline's decision comes as Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE all cut diplomatic ties Monday to Qatar over its support of Islamist groups and its relations with Iran.

Air Arabia

Air Arabia has also announced suspension of its flights from Sharjah to Doha.

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