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Gulf crisis: Qatar Airways calls off flight to four countries

The flight service to  Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain were suspended as the nations cut off diplomatic relations with Qatar for allegedly supporting Iran and extremist groups.

Published: 06th June 2017 02:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th June 2017 02:45 PM   |  A+A-

A Qatar Airways plane is seen in Doha, Qatar June 5, 2017. | Reuters

By Reuters

DUBAI: Qatar Airways has cancelled flights to Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates from Tuesday until further notice, the airline said on its website, a day after it had suspended flights to Saudi Arabia.

The airline said passengers holding a confirmed Qatar Airways ticket to any of the four countries between June 5 and July 6 are permitted to rebook their flights up to 30 days after their current departure date.

Qatar Airways said its offices will continue to operate as normal in affected countries until further notice.

On Monday, EgyptAir, flydubai and Bahrain's Gulf Air joined Etihad and Emirates in saying they would suspend all flights to and from Doha.

The move came after Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed diplomatic relations with Qatar in a coordinated move, accusing it of support for Islamist militants and Iran.

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