General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has issued a decision banning all Qatari airlines and aircraft from landing at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s airports immediately.
It has also prevented all private and commercial airlines registered in the Kingdom from operating to Qatar (both direct and non-direct ) immediately.
It has decided to prevent all Qatari airlines and aircraft from crossing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s airspace as of from 6/6/2017 at 00:01 according to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
GACA has pointed out that all airlines and non-registered aircraft in the Kingdom or Qatar wishing to cross the Kingdom’s airspace from the State of Qatar have to contact with the Authority within just one week to determine the necessary procedures for continued operation across Saudi airspace.
This circular of GACA targets all airlines operating from and to Saudi airports based on the statement issued by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia regarding the severing of diplomatic and consular relations with the State of Qatar.
An official source at Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) has announced that all flights to and from Qatar will be suspended as of Monday, Ramadan 10, 1438 AH corresponding to June 05, 2017 AD.
He said that passengers who have pre-confirmed bookings from and to Doha before the announcement of this decision can change their destinations or refund tickets without any additional charge.
Public Transport Authority (PTA) has confirmed to all transporters to immediately suspend the movement of passengers and goods by land and sea from and to the State of Qatar, including transit through Saudi land and territorial waters.
The Civil Aviation Affairs at the Bahraini Ministry of Transport and Communications announced a suspension of all flights from and to Doha.
This came in an official statement issued by Bahrain News Agency (BNA).
Also, Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, announced today the suspension of its multiple daily service between Bahrain and Doha.
Gulf Air regretted the inconvenience this may cause to passengers affected by the suspension. A dedicated customer services team from the Gulf Air 24-hour Worldwide Contact Centre has been set up and is contacting affected passengers to offer alternative options, including full refunds on unused tickets and free rebooking to the nearest alternate Gulf Air destinations.