Emirates and Etihad suspend flights to THIS country - how your flight could be affected EMIRATES and Etihad Airways have both suspended flights to Doha, as Middle Eastern nations sever diplomatic ties with Qatar.
The Middle Eastern airlines have announced the unprecedented suspension of flight services to Doha, the capital of Qatar.
Etihad and Emirates will continue a normal schedule today but as of tomorrow morning, there will be no more flights to or from the nation.
Qatar’s Doha is a well known connection point for long-haul flights from the UK.
The country’s national airline, Qatar Airways, has yet to reveal how it will operate based on the suspension.
An Etihad Airways spokesman said the Abu Dhabi airline will “suspend flights to and from Qatar on Tuesday morning…until further notice”.
The last flight from Abu Dhabi to Doha will depart at 02:45 local time on Tuesday.
Dubai-based Emirates announced its own suspension plan on its website this morning.
The significant decision comes in the wake of several Middle Eastern nations severing diplomatic ties with Qatar.
Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE have all cut ties this morning with the peninsular nation.
They have collectively accused Qatar of supporting Islamist groups and the terrorist movement.
Qatar officials have argued there is “no legitimate justification" for the four countries cutting it off.
Land, sea and air contact with the Gulf state has been severed, with Bahrain blaming Qatar’s “media incitement, support for armed terrorist activities and funding linked to Iranian groups to carry out sabotage and spreading chaos in Bahrain”.
A close ally of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain is giving Qatar’s citizens 14 days to leave the country.
In contrast Bahrain and Emirates diplomats have been given only 48 hours to leave Qatar.
Egypt has cut ties after accusing the Gulf Arab state of supporting “terrorist” organisations including the Muslim Brotherhood, the country's state news agency reported.
The agency added that Qatar's policy “threatens Arab national security and sows the seeds of strife and division within Arab societies according to a deliberate plan aimed at the unity and interests of the Arab nation.”
Saudi Arabia said Qatari troops would be pulled from its continuing war in Yemen.