Major UAE airlines suspend all flights to Qatar

Published: June 5, 2017
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An Etihad Airways Boeing 777-3FX company aircraft takes off at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy. PHOTO: REUTERS

An Etihad Airways Boeing 777-3FX company aircraft takes off at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy. PHOTO: REUTERS

UAE based airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways and FlyDubai announced it will suspend all flights to and from Doha from Tuesday morning until further notice, while Qatar Airways has suspended all flights to Saudi Arabia.

The last flight from Abu Dhabi to Doha will depart at 02:45 local time on Tuesday, Etihad Airways’ spokesperson said in an email and FlyDubai released a statement saying that “From Tuesday 06 June 2017 all flydubai flights between Dubai and Doha will be suspended.”

Saudi, Bahrain, Egypt and UAE cut ties with Qatar

The move came after Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE severed ties to Qatar, accusing the wealthy Gulf Arab state of supporting terrorism. Etihad said their flights on Monday will operate as normal.

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