Flights at Doha’s main airport delayed after Gulf ties with Qatar severed

On Twitter, social media users shared images of several flight diversions and delays. (Photo courtesy: Twitter - @n_alhqbani/ @Saad_Rio)

Many flights at Doha’s Hamad International Airport were delayed or diverted on Monday following an announcement by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt to sever diplomatic ties with Qatar.

The announcements also included the countries cutting cut all air, land and sea links with Qatar within 24 hours and giving Qatari visitors 14 days to exit. Qatari diplomats were given 48 hours to exit.

The three countries also announced they would not allow their citizens to visit or transit through Qatar and that Qatari flights would not be able to pass through their airspaces.

On Twitter, social media users shared images of several flight diversions and delays.

Etihad Airways spokesman told Reuters that the airline will suspend flights to and from Qatar from Tuesday morning.

The last flight from Abu Dhabi to Doha will depart at 02:45 local time on Tuesday, the airline’s spokesman said in an email.

 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48
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