Qatar Airways leaves no stone unturned in dealing with the GCC inflicted aviation crisis

ATC News by Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome

QATAR AIRWAYS BRINGS STRANDED PASSENGERS TO DOHA AS SEVERAL GCC COUNTRIES CLOSE THEIR AIRSPACE FOR THE AIRLINE

(Posted 07th June 2017)

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When the political crisis in the Gulf unfolded two days ago were several countries swift to lash out first at Qatar Airways as a soft target. In some cases this prompted open allegations that it was to a large part inspired by the respective governments intent to give their own airlines, Emirates, Etihad, FlyDubai and Air Arabia a boost – hoping that making life difficult for Qatar Airways will start a migration of passengers away from the five star airline to their own national and private carriers.
The plot however seems to have failed as Qatar Airways flights, finding much of the airspace around Qatar a sudden no go zone, was prompt to use Iranian airspace for departing and arriving flights, ensuring that connecting flights were not missed by…

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