Five arab states; Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, and the UAE (United Arab Emerates) are severing diplomatic, land, sea and air relations with Qatar because of its support of terrorism.
As a result of diplomatic tensions in the Middle East, both Etihad and Emerates Airways have suspended all flights to and from Doha, the capital of Qatar until further notice. According to Emirates Airlines, the suspension which is at the instance of the United Arab Emirates Government, will take effect on the morning of 6 June 2017 and will continue until further notice.
The last flight (EK847) leaving Dubai for Doha will depart at 02:30 a.m. on 6 June, 2017, and the last flight (EK848) leaving Doha for Dubai will depart at 03:50 a.m. on 6 June, 2017. These last flights promise to be both sober and stressful as passengers, no doubt, will ponder the possibility of terrorist retaliation.
In addition, Etihad Airways will suspend all flights to and from Doha as of June 5th, 2017 until further notice. According to the airline, the last flight from Abu Dhabi to Doha (EY391) will depart at 9:35 p.m. on June 5th, 2017 and the last flight from Doha to Abu Dhabi (EY398) will depart 10:50 p.m. on June 5th, 2017.
Additional airlines, including Saudi Arabian Airlines, EgyptAir, Flydubai, and Air Arabia, have either already suspended flights to Doha or planning to do so.
It is about time that the arab states take some action towards global peace and the elimination of terrorism. This action comes after a series of terrorist attacks which has resulted in citizens around the world demanding political leaders put an end to ISIS terrorist activity. Leaders across the developed world are taking strong positions and planning more drastic measures to deal with terrorism and ISIS in particular.
With so much brutality, the peaceful citizens of the world have had enough and the politicians know it.