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Qatar Airways Flights Diverted From Doha International Airport

Qatar Airways Flights Diverted From Doha International Airport

Doha, QATAR - Qatar Airways wishes to advise that due to adverse weather conditions in Doha this morning, the airline was forced to divert 20 flights to alternative airports.


Visibility at Doha International Airport was restricted due to fog causing a number of delays for passengers. At the time of writing, normal operations were resuming at Doha International Airport with delayed flights expected to arrive over the next few hours.


Flights out of Doha International Airport have also been affected. Passengers should expect delays of two hours or more.


Passengers with onward connections from Doha are requested to consult with ground staff regarding their travel arrangements.


A list of flights that were diverted can be seen below:


QR821 diverted to Abu DhabiQR068 diverted to Abu DhabiQR233 diverted to Dubai
QR241 diverted to Abu DhabiQR899 diverted to Abu DhabiQR056 diverted to Dammam
QR251 diverted to DubaiQR485 diverted to DammamQR399 diverted to Dammam
QR283 diverted to DubaiQR867 diverted to DubaiQR086 diverted to Dammam
QR333 diverted to KuwaitQR625 diverted to DammamQR034 diverted to Dubai
QR004 diverted to DammamQR639 diverted to Abu DhabiQR002 diverted to Dubai
QR024 diverted to Al AinQR265 diverted to Kuwait 

The airline apologises for any inconvenience caused.


Doha-based Qatar Airways will operate a fleet of 110 aircraft by 2013 – almost double the existing size. Qatar Airways has ordered 80 Airbus A350s, 60 Boeing 787s and 32 Boeing 777s, with deliveries of the latter having started in November 2007. The airline is a launch customer of the twin-deck Airbus A380 ‘super jumbos’ with five aircraft on order and scheduled for delivery from 2010. Qatar Airways moves to the New Doha International Airport in 2010, when the first phase of the new facility opens. For more information, visit www.ndiaproject.com


Qatar Airways is one of only six airlines in the world with a Five Star ranking for service and excellence awarded by Skytrax, the independent aviation industry monitoring agency. Skytrax also named Qatar Airways’ cabin crew as Best in the Middle East for the fifth year running in 2007 following a survey of more than 15 million passengers worldwide. For more information, log onto www.qatarairways.com


 



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E-mail: qrmedia@qatarairways.com.qa

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