Posted on December 16 2018
UAE -based airlines – Emirates, Etihad, Fly Dubai and Air Arabia – announced this morning that they shall be suspending all flights to Qatar from June 6, 2017. The airline’s move to suspend flights operating to Doha has come close to the heels of a simmering diplomatic row involving the Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain.
The unprecedented measures against Doha include ordering Qatari citizens to leave within 14 days and banning citizens of the three Gulf states from traveling to Qatar.
Doha airport, along with airports in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, has become major hubs after Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways seized a significant chunk of transcontinental travel on routes linking Western countries with Asia and Australasia.
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