4 UAE carriers suspend flights to and from Doha

Emirates, Etihad Airways, flydubai and Air Arabia have suspended flights to and from Doha starting June 6 until further notice after the UAE announced it was severing diplomatic ties with Qatar.

Etihad said the last flight from Abu Dhabi to Doha will depart at 2.45am (local time) on June 6, and the last flight from Doha to Abu Dhabi will depart at 4am (local time) on the same day. It added that the airline is providing all its customers who booked flights to and from Doha with alternative options including full refunds on unused tickets and free rebooking to the nearest alternate Etihad Airways destinations.

Similarly, flydubai said it was suspending all its flights between Dubai and Doha. In a statement, the carrier urged passengers who have purchased tickets to fly between Dubai and Doha, to contact their travel agent, the flydubai travel shop in Doha on 00974 4 4227350/51 or our contact centre in Dubai on (00971) 600 544445 to arrange a refund.

Emirates added that 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 destination. The carrier urged passengers to call its contact centre 600 555555, or visit the airline’s website.

Air Arabia said it was suspending Doha flights to and from both Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah airports from June 6. Bahrain-based Gulf Air, too, took a similar measure, announcing the suspension of all its flights between Bahrain and Doha effective midnight June 6 and until further notice.

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