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Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:27 pm

indcwby wrote:
Friends in Qatar are stating that this is just some political grandstanding and will be over within a week's time. Either they have blinders on or they know something that we don't know......


I really hope this crisis to be solved as soon as possible. The Trump statement and that KSA revoked all Qatar Airways licenses give the impression this crisis will take a long time to be solved.
 
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Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:31 pm

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Is it just me or is there a Qatar Dreamliner flight 1370 over Saudi airspace or is that a Flightradar24 error?

cannot reproduce, the flight is over Omen on my FR24
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Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:34 pm

Apparently The Philippines have also halted the deployment of their workers to Qatar due to the ripple effect of the ban by the several Arab powers.
 
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Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:38 pm

More Qatar pressure:
•Jordan strips Al-Jazeera from license, closes offices, lowers diplomatic representation
•Morocco cancels flights thru Doha
 
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Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:41 pm

WY operating 3 charter flights on behalf of QR from JED to MCT, where passengers will then transfer onto QR flights to DOH.

http://support.qatarairways.com/hc/en-u ... at-to-Doha
 
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Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:44 pm

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Actually, why there are aparently other airlines that are not restricted by this situation and not going to Qatar, but still flying over Syria/Iraq? The ME402 operated byb Middle East AIrlines, departed BEY and flying over Syria and then now Iraq, heading toward Kuwait. Is it that Middle East Airlines consider those area safe for them to operate? Likewise a 6Y602 departing a northern Syrian airport and directly flying south from it to somewhere unknown, flying over ISIS control zones directly

Depends on rules regarding over flying these countries. Could be breaching lease and insurance T&C's, or owned aircraft with no finance, and self-insured, or media interpretation of no fly zones is incorrect.
 
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Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:53 pm

Mauritania cuts diplomatic relations with Qatar

If they decide to impose the travel ban, GRU-DOH-GRU will become financially unviable.
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Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:58 pm

The Pentagon praises Qatar while POTUS praises the fact that they're being isolated.
Trump is supposed to be good friens with Putin, yet a B-52 was intercepted by Russian fighters at the Russian borders.

All these Muslim States are banning Qatar one after the other, it's almost like it is orchestrated.
What is going on?
Perhaps the Muslim World is going for a true split.
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Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:01 pm

Saudi Arabia informs Kuwait of 10 conditions Qatar must fulfill within 24 hrs starting from tonight in order to restore relations.
 
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Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:16 pm

Although not strictly aviation related, please could someone summarise the reasons for this occurring in the first place? I'm reading contrasting news articles and part of it is probably down to my ignorance. Many thanks.
 
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Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:27 pm

edu2703 wrote:
Saudi Arabia informs Kuwait of 10 conditions Qatar must fulfill within 24 hrs starting from tonight in order to restore relations.


why the Circus then? couldnt it have been done before embarassin the place globally.
 
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Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:36 pm

MANMatthew wrote:
Although not strictly aviation related, please could someone summarise the reasons for this occurring in the first place? I'm reading contrasting news articles and part of it is probably down to my ignorance. Many thanks.


Here are a few articles

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/mon ... fbd311b16f

https://cirs.georgetown.edu/news-events ... s-uae-want
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Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:36 pm

CanadaFair wrote:
edu2703 wrote:
Saudi Arabia informs Kuwait of 10 conditions Qatar must fulfill within 24 hrs starting from tonight in order to restore relations.


why the Circus then? couldnt it have been done before embarassin the place globally.


Just guessing: the 10 conditions are probably totally unacceptable on Qatar's side (and KSA knows it), so now the negotiation will begin from a situation where the State of Qatar is under pressure... Whatever side I look at it, it all looks like a very dirty political mess.
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Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:39 pm

MANMatthew wrote:
Although not strictly aviation related, please could someone summarise the reasons for this occurring in the first place? I'm reading contrasting news articles and part of it is probably down to my ignorance. Many thanks.

At the end of the day it's all about who is the leader of the sunni world. Quasars started with an "independent" foreign policy and KSA isn't amused about that. KSA wants to be "the regional powerhouse". It's a longer story, but it looks like that KSA decide die it's time for a lesson.
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Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:59 pm

Theseus wrote:
CanadaFair wrote:
edu2703 wrote:
Saudi Arabia informs Kuwait of 10 conditions Qatar must fulfill within 24 hrs starting from tonight in order to restore relations.


why the Circus then? couldnt it have been done before embarassin the place globally.


Just guessing: the 10 conditions are probably totally unacceptable on Qatar's side (and KSA knows it), so now the negotiation will begin from a situation where the State of Qatar is under pressure... Whatever side I look at it, it all looks like a very dirty political mess.


Some of conditions:

- The exile of Hamas leaders from Qatar and freezing their bank accounts
- Regulating relations with Iran with what suits Gulf "security and interests"
- Regulating Al Jazeera policies with what suits Gulf ''security and interests''

Source: https://twitter.com/kleitm/status/872194713595633664
 
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Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:00 pm

edu2703 wrote:
More Qatar pressure:
•Jordan strips Al-Jazeera from license, closes offices, lowers diplomatic representation
•Morocco cancels flights thru Doha


*Royal Air Moroc has cancelled flights, not Morocco, Morocco (for the time being) is neutral.
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Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:04 pm

Also add Mauritius to the list of countries, although that shouldn't affect flights to africa
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Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:37 pm

edu2703 wrote:
Mauritania cuts diplomatic relations with Qatar

If they decide to impose the travel ban, GRU-DOH-GRU will become financially unviable.

Nooooo...NOT Mauritania! That just kicked this crisis up to DEFCON 1.

This is as serious as if Greece broke off diplomatic relations with Zimbabwe. :roll:
 
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Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:46 pm

AWACSooner wrote:
edu2703 wrote:
Mauritania cuts diplomatic relations with Qatar

If they decide to impose the travel ban, GRU-DOH-GRU will become financially unviable.

Nooooo...NOT Mauritania! That just kicked this crisis up to DEFCON 1.

This is as serious as if Greece broke off diplomatic relations with Zimbabwe. :roll:



It's not so much Mauritania it self as it is their geographic position causing routing problems if they close their airspace to Qatar airways
 
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Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:51 pm

Well, given how the routing has to change to avoid overflying KSA, I'd be more concerned about Algeria/Libya or Ethiopia/Sudan
 
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Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:17 pm

C010T3 wrote:
I guess this makes DOH-GRU immediately inviable.


They are detouring thrw Europe.
 
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Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:25 pm

Bostrom wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
Aesma wrote:

Trump caused this, he will not be solving it.

I'm not trying to start a debate, but I don't see the connection between Trump and Qatar choosing to better their relations with Iran. Can you please explain that?


http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-40175935


US tells Saudi Arabia to stop the funding of Islamic terrorism. Saudi Arabia decides to blame Qatar rather than fix the problem in their own country. This solves 2 problems for Saudi Arabia, they get US off their backs and screw Qatar who they had already fallen out with over relations with Iran.

Simple.
 
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Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:21 am

edu2703 wrote:
indcwby wrote:
Friends in Qatar are stating that this is just some political grandstanding and will be over within a week's time. Either they have blinders on or they know something that we don't know......


I really hope this crisis to be solved as soon as possible. The Trump statement and that KSA revoked all Qatar Airways licenses give the impression this crisis will take a long time to be solved.


This reeks of Trump diverting attention away from the fact he is going to get skewered in Congress this week.
 
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Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:27 am

What still puzzles me is that, unlike QR, Syrian Air can still fly over all states and serves airports like SHJ in the U.A.E.
Politics and logic don't always go together but I had not seen such a development coming. It's no secret that Qatar didn't exactly make friends with its neighbors but cutting diplomatic ties and denying landing and airspace usage seems very harsh. But I don't want to judge.
With Mauritania also joining the list, I'm wondering which (Arab) nations will remain neutral or even side with Qatar eventually.
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Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:39 am

Bostrom wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
Aesma wrote:

Trump caused this, he will not be solving it.

I'm not trying to start a debate, but I don't see the connection between Trump and Qatar choosing to better their relations with Iran. Can you please explain that?


http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-40175935

Fair enough. How long before the US leaves al-Udeid and Qatar is invaded?
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Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:48 am

For all of those interested parties, looks like QR773 stopped in Athens en route to GRU.
 
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Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:57 am

Sympatizing with Qatar is now a crime punishable by 5yrs jail & 3mil Ryals in Saudi Arabia; 3-15yrs jail & 500K Dirhams in UAE.
 
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Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:14 am

AWACSooner wrote:
edu2703 wrote:
Mauritania cuts diplomatic relations with Qatar

If they decide to impose the travel ban, GRU-DOH-GRU will become financially unviable.

Nooooo...NOT Mauritania! That just kicked this crisis up to DEFCON 1.

This is as serious as if Greece broke off diplomatic relations with Zimbabwe. :roll:


Well, GRU-DOH was operated nonstop today because it was able to to overfly Mauritania.

I am not sure if it was at full or not, but it makes sense that the 77W may be able to fly nonstop eastward, but not westward.

It remains to be seen if Morocco will remain as alternative or if they will have to fly around the entire continent, just like El Al used to do.
 
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Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:18 am

andrefranca wrote:
C010T3 wrote:
I guess this makes DOH-GRU immediately inviable.


They are detouring thrw Europe.


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Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:30 am

QR774 GRU-DOH 13.736 km (8535 mi) 15h15m of flight
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bypassing Mauritaina and Libya won't add too much distance but they might as well fly south....
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Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:26 am

Two main gulf carriers are having a shaky year so far. Emirates is dealing with a 83% profit plunge which dropped to $340 million from $1.9 billion.
 
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Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:17 am

MileHFL400 wrote:
edu2703 wrote:
Sympatizing with Qatar is now a crime punishable by 5yrs jail & 3mil Ryals in Saudi Arabia; 3-15yrs jail & 500K Dirhams in UAE.


Trust the Saudis to get this petty. I really hope the Arab world wakes up to their bulls***. I'm glad Qatar took a stand and sided with Iran. I just hope Iran defends Qatar when Saudi tanks come calling.


Agree 100%. For once, Iran is actually the good guy and not the aggressor.
 
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As airspace restrictions are now set in place, the picture below is speechless:

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Damn! What a Qatarstrophe!
 
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Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:57 am

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This reeks of Trump diverting attention away from the fact he is going to get skewered in Congress this week.


I wonder whether the action by other middle eastern governments against Qatar was planned for by Mr. Trump during his visit with the King of Saudi Arabia, without any consultation with American military advisors.

Maybe not. He probably would have tweeted about it.
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Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:09 am

Qantas has announced that Qatari citizens wishing to board flights to Dubai will not be able to do so. This means a Qatari passenger wishing to travel from SYD to LHR, for example, would not be able to do so on a Qantas flight.
"UAE have banned Qatari nationals from transiting through UAE, so we're looking to see if that affects any passengers," Qantas chief executive Gareth Evans said.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-07/q ... ai/8597404

So now the power-spat is effecting a third party "partner"of EK. At least from March 2018 Qantas won't be as tightly involved in future disruptions as the non-stop 787 PER_LHR service commences.
 
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Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:16 am

RoySFlying wrote:
Qantas has announced that Qatari citizens wishing to board flights to Dubai will not be able to do so. This means a Qatari passenger wishing to travel from SYD to LHR, for example, would not be able to do so on a Qantas flight.
"UAE have banned Qatari nationals from transiting through UAE, so we're looking to see if that affects any passengers," Qantas chief executive Gareth Evans said.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-07/q ... ai/8597404

So now the power-spat is effecting a third party "partner"of EK. At least from March 2018 Qantas won't be as tightly involved in future disruptions as the non-stop 787 PER_LHR service commences.


Wasnt KU banned from flying JFK-LHR because they refused to fly Israeli nationals? Then QF should face something similar now that they wont allow Qatari nationals on board their flights between LHR-Australia.
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Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:18 am

RoySFlying wrote:
Qantas has announced that Qatari citizens wishing to board flights to Dubai will not be able to do so. This means a Qatari passenger wishing to travel from SYD to LHR, for example, would not be able to do so on a Qantas flight.
"UAE have banned Qatari nationals from transiting through UAE, so we're looking to see if that affects any passengers," Qantas chief executive Gareth Evans said.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-07/q ... ai/8597404

So now the power-spat is effecting a third party "partner"of EK. At least from March 2018 Qantas won't be as tightly involved in future disruptions as the non-stop 787 PER_LHR service commences.


There are only about 300,000 Qatari citizens in the world, so the impact can't be that great. Heck, 88% of the country's population is non-citizens.
 
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Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:22 am

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frmrCapCadet wrote:
So what will happen to the big USAF base in Qatar? That would seem, of necessity to entail some sort of alliance between the US and Qatar.

Nothing, business as usual. And if the US want to move out, another tenant is already there. I bet Turkey won't hesitate to much....


I bet Russian planes would be occupying the base before the last US flag was taken down. After this silliness, Qatar will want a stronger presence than Turkey to keep the lions at bay.

Theseus wrote:
CanadaFair wrote:
edu2703 wrote:
Saudi Arabia informs Kuwait of 10 conditions Qatar must fulfill within 24 hrs starting from tonight in order to restore relations.


why the Circus then? couldnt it have been done before embarassin the place globally.


Just guessing: the 10 conditions are probably totally unacceptable on Qatar's side (and KSA knows it), so now the negotiation will begin from a situation where the State of Qatar is under pressure... Whatever side I look at it, it all looks like a very dirty political mess.


Considering that Egypt and the UAE get over 24% of their natural gas from Qatar...it might be time to turn off the taps. Just before that, I'd get Russia to park a few boats in Doha.
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Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:27 am

B747forever wrote:

Wasnt KU banned from flying JFK-LHR because they refused to fly Israeli nationals? Then QF should face something similar now that they wont allow Qatari nationals on board their flights between LHR-Australia.


The situation is different because the passenger of KU wasn't flying JFK-KWI-LHR but only JFK-LHR. In this instance the routing is via DXB and the UAE will not permit a Qatari to transit a UAE airport. On arrival in DXB all passengers are required to deplane and re-board, having first cleared security. Qataris are no longer able to do that.
 
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Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:42 am

B747forever wrote:
RoySFlying wrote:
Qantas has announced that Qatari citizens wishing to board flights to Dubai will not be able to do so. This means a Qatari passenger wishing to travel from SYD to LHR, for example, would not be able to do so on a Qantas flight.
"UAE have banned Qatari nationals from transiting through UAE, so we're looking to see if that affects any passengers," Qantas chief executive Gareth Evans said.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-07/q ... ai/8597404

So now the power-spat is effecting a third party "partner"of EK. At least from March 2018 Qantas won't be as tightly involved in future disruptions as the non-stop 787 PER_LHR service commences.


Wasnt KU banned from flying JFK-LHR because they refused to fly Israeli nationals? Then QF should face something similar now that they wont allow Qatari nationals on board their flights between LHR-Australia.

Two different situations. QF was basically "forced to" due to the fact that their LHR flight goes via DXB, and UAE doesn't allow Qataries to transit anymore (until March 2018 when LHR-PER commences, if the situation persists). KU on the other hand doesn't have the pressure from government that QF faces right now.
 
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Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:48 am

Saudi Arabia revokes license of Qatar Airways, offices to close

Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has revoked the license of Qatar Airways and ordered its offices to to be closed within 48 hours, the regulatory body said said in a statement.

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/business/aviation/saudi-arabia-revokes-license-of-qatar-airways-offices-to-close-
 
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Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:11 am

With many destinations and overflight rights shut down to QR, mass cancellations, bookings in freefall out of security and service issues and massive financial losses, it may be a matter of days before QR is dead. The overall diplomatic and security situation in the region may badly hurt the economy of the region including the other airlines of the ME3 and could spill out all over the world.
 
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Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:32 am

Flying with QR in October, MAN - PER via DOH... hope all will be ok, although the fall out seems to be picking up pace... hope it can be resolved in the region
 
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Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:54 am

ltbewr wrote:
With many destinations and overflight rights shut down to QR, mass cancellations, bookings in freefall out of security and service issues and massive financial losses, it may be a matter of days before QR is dead. The overall diplomatic and security situation in the region may badly hurt the economy of the region including the other airlines of the ME3 and could spill out all over the world.


QR isn't in any danger of shutting down any time soon. Qatar is a very rich country, sharing the world's largest natural gas reserves with Iran, and they have customers all over the world. They can afford to float the airline for years if they want to.

The UAE and Egypt, on the other hand, should be worrying about whether or not Qatar will shut down their supply of gas in retaliation...since they both import significant amounts from Qatar for their power plants.
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Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:28 am

I am flying WAW-DOH-CPT on the 24th of June, so far it seems that the Cape Town flight is doing just fine. Any chance further airspace closures will make that flight be cancelled? Should I rebook onto another airline or just hope the situation won't escalate further in the coming weeks?
 
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Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:04 am

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Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:22 am

ltbewr wrote:
With many destinations and overflight rights shut down to QR, mass cancellations, bookings in freefall out of security and service issues and massive financial losses, it may be a matter of days before QR is dead. The overall diplomatic and security situation in the region may badly hurt the economy of the region including the other airlines of the ME3 and could spill out all over the world.

Yes, a lot of inconvenience for QR but dead in a couple of days?? Forget it, enough money there to support QR.
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Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:25 am

I suspect we will see EK and EY increase capacity into Saudi Arabia fairly soon. I suspect EK will be big winners if this is long term. QR's rapid expansion has been the biggest reason that EK has struggled over the last few years, this is now unlikely to continue. On top of this EK will pick up increased connecting pax from countries QR has had to drop along with many of those who no-longer feel safe connecting through DOH.
 
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Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:40 am

In sign of defying what is happening, Qatar Airways posted an update on their FB:

> Qatar Airways flights operations are as normal, three additional flights to carry stranded Qatar Airways passengers from KSA to Muscat

“Qatar Airways operations are running as normal with no disruptions to flights with the exception of those to the four countries Qatar Airways has been restricted to fly to. In response to these restrictions Qatar Airways has arranged for three charter flights departing Jeddah today at 16:00, 22:00, and 23:00 local time, to Muscat in order to assist all Qatar Airways passengers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We encourage all Qatari passengers stranded to make their way to King Abdulaziz International Airport to avail of these three flights today, Tuesday 6th June. Full details of these charter flights are available on Qatar Airways Travel Alert page.

All affected passengers in Doha on route to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have been assisted with alternative onward travel arrangements.

At Qatar Airways, our passengers remain our utmost priority and we will continue to ensure they have a seamless journey to their final destinations.”<
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