Qatar Airways Suspends Flights to Saudi Arabia Amid Diplomatic Crisis

Published June 5th, 2017 - 11:05 GMT
Qatar Airways on Monday said it has suspended all flights to Saudi Arabia until June 6. (Remy Gabalda/ AFP)
Qatar Airways on Monday said it has suspended all flights to Saudi Arabia until June 6. (Remy Gabalda/ AFP)

Qatar Airways has suspended all flights to Saudi Arabia until 02.59 Doha time on June 6.

Saudi Arabia Cuts All Ties With Qatar, Seals Borders

This was disclosed by the airlines on their website. 

“Qatar Airways has suspended all flights to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia until 23:59 UTC on 05th June (02.59 Doha Time on 6th June). Please check this page regularly for further flight updates,” Qatar Airways alerted passengers

Five Arab countries - Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt - cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and moved to close off access to the country.

UAE Suspends All Flights to Qatar Causing Chaos in Doha Airport

Saudi Arabia decided to close all land, sea and airports with Qatar, prevent passage in the territories and Saudi airspace and territorial waters, tweeted Saudi Foreign Ministry.

The Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its deep regret at the decision of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain to close their borders and airspace and cut off diplomatic relations over baseless allegations.


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