Following the announcement of Emirates, Etihad, and other airlines that suspended flights to and from Doha, Qatar Airways has started refunding unused tickets. Crowds of passengers who have booked flights with the airline have been flocking to its office in Deira.
Since the UAE government issued a statement supporting Saudi Arabia and Bahrain on cutting ties with Qatar – airspace and seaports have been closed off to country. UAE nationals are barred from staying or traveling to Qatar, while Qatari nationals are given 14 days to leave the UAE.
Qatar Airways Passengers Refund Unused Tickets
In relation to the fallout between Qatar and several countries, Saudi Arabia has revoked the license of Qatar Airways, as cited by this tweet from AFP News Agency:
#BREAKING Saudi Arabia revokes Qatar Airways licence: statement
— AFP news agency (@AFP) June 6, 2017
Despite this announcement, Qatar Airways mentions that “flight operations are as normal.” It has also arranged additional flights to shuttle stranded passengers from Saudi Arabia to Muscat, as cited in their official Twitter account:
Qatar Airways flights operations are as normal, three additional flights to carry stranded Qatar Airways passengers from KSA to Muscat pic.twitter.com/e5HJqHL46l
— Qatar Airways (@qatarairways) June 6, 2017
Meanwhile, Qatar Airways is providing alternative options for passengers who are affected by the flight suspensions. “All customers booked on affected flights will be provided with alternative options, including the option of a full refund on any unused tickets and free rebooking to the nearest alternative Qatar Airways network destination,” the airlines announced.
If you have booked a flight with Qatar Airways and wish to get a refund, you may bring your ticket, Emirates ID, or valid identification to their office in Deira. For more information about their latest announcements, you can also check out Qatar Airways’ travel alerts page.