Doha, QATAR - Qatar Airways has resumed flights to and from European countries affected by the spread of a volcanic ash cloud over the past week.
The airline's flights to the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Scandinavia and Switzerland will be back to a full operating schedule from tomorrow, Thursday 22nd April.
Services resuming to and from the airline's Doha hub are London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Paris, Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Geneva and Zurich.
Qatar Airways is clearing the backlog of customers in cities across its network whose travel plans have been affected by the disruption. All transit passengers who were stranded in Doha over the past few days were provided with accommodation and have now been flown to their final destination.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said: "Qatar Airways has worked tirelessly to try to get its flights back to normal. Over the past few days our customers, like those of many airlines around the world, have faced the inconvenience of this unprecedented disruption to their travel plans.
"Iwould like to thank our customers for their full cooperation, understanding and patience during these challenging times.
"Iwould also like to thank my staff across the company for working diligently to cope with the situation. Affected transit passengers were provided with accommodation here in Doha and those who were flown to non-affected European airports were provided with road and rail transport to their final destination."
Customers who have yet to begin their journey are urged to check availability and confirm the status of bookings through their local Qatar Airways reservation office or through the airline's website at www.qatarairways.com before travelling to the airport.
Qatar Airways cancelled more than 135 flights to and from Europe over the past five days for safety reasons, resulting in the disruption to its network.