BREAKING: UAE airlines suspend all flights to Qatar

BREAKING: UAE airlines suspend all flights to Qatar

05 Jun 2017

Here's what you need to know about Emirates, Etihad and flydubai's flights to Doha

Etihad, Emirates and flydubai have suspended all flights to Doha. The suspension comes after the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Egypt said they are cutting ties with Qatar.

Etihad Airways announced it will suspend all flights to and from Doha from June 6 until further notice, after the UAE announced it is severing diplomatic ties with Qatar.

According to a statement on Etihad’s website, the last flight from Abu Dhabi to Doha will depart at 2.45am on June 6, and the last flight from Doha to Abu Dhabi will depart at 4am on June 6. Flights for today, June 5, will operate as usual.

Etihad is providing everyone 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.”

The same goes for Emirates, which announced its last flight from Dubai to Doha will depart at 2.30am on Tuesday, while the last flight from Doha to Dubai will depart at 3.50am. "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," the airline said in an email.

Dubai’s flydubai will also be suspending flights to and from Doha from June 6 until further notice. A flydubai spokesperson told Khaleej Times: "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 on 00974 4 4227350/51 or our Contact Centre in Dubai on (00971) 600 54 44 45 to arrange a refund."