Qatar Airways suspends operations to four countries effective 6 June

Qatar Airways has finally released a statement in response to the news heard round the world this morning that a number of countries have suspended diplomatic relations with Qatar.

Qatar Airways 777-200

Hundreds of flights have been cancelled

As expected, Qatar Airways will cancel all flights to the UAE (including Dubai and Abu Dhabi), Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Bahrain effective 6 June 2017.  If you are connecting from Doha to any of these cities, you’re instructed to reach out to Qatar Airways at +974 4023 0072 for assistance.  In most situations your money will simply be refunded to you and you’ll be on your own to make new travel arrangements.

Here are the cancellations, directly from Qatar Airways:

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Qatar Airways has suspended all flights to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia until further notice.

UAE

Qatar Airways has suspended all flights to the UAE from 00:00 UTC June 6th (03:00 Doha time, June 6th) until further notice.

Flights QR1020, QR1021, QR1054, QR1055, QR1034, QR1035, QR 1036, QR1037, QR1018, QR1019, QR1014 and QR1015 to and from the UAE on June 5th will operate as planned and remain unaffected.

Kingdom of Bahrain

Qatar Airways has suspended all flights to the Kingdom of Bahrain from 00:00 UTC June 6th(03:00 Doha time, June 6th) until further notice.

Flights QR1106, QR1107, QR1108 and QR1109 to and from the Kingdom of Bahrain on June 5th will operate as planned and remain unaffected.

Egypt

Qatar Airways has suspended all flights to Egypt from 04:00 UTC June 6th (07:00 Doha time, June 6th) until further notice.

Flights QR1302 and QR1318 from Egypt on June 5th will operate as planned and remain unaffected.

All customers booked on affected flights will be provided with alternative options, including the option of a full refund on any unused tickets and free rebooking to the nearest alternative Qatar Airways network destination.

Please check this page regularly for further flight updates.

For passengers with existing bookings, please call +974 4023 0072

4 Comments

  1. Hi I am flying from LAX to Johannesburg via Doha. I have been trying to the Qatar helpline but with no success. does this impact us?

    Reply
    • You should be fine since you’re not connecting to any of the affected countries.

      Reply
  2. I am supposed to fly to London via Doha, how will it affect my flight? If the airspace is closed to Qatar airways.

    Reply
    • They will still be able to fly to London from Doha, they will just have to go up through Iran and Turkey instead of a more direct route.

      Reply

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