#Weareqatar: Qatar Airways brings hundreds of stranded passengers home

#Weareqatar: Qatar Airways brings hundreds of stranded passengers home

QLReporter
By QLReporter

Qatar Airways has successfully brought all passengers who were stranded in Saudi Arabia back to Qatar via chartered flight.

Qatar’s national airlines chartered three flights and it brought the passengers home via Muscat, Oman.

The flights, chartered on Oman Air, departed King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah at 4pm, 10pm and 11pm local (KSA) time on Tuesday and landed in Muscat. A connecting Qatar Airways flight then transported the passengers from Muscat onward to Doha.

The airline also organised an additional flight with Kuwait Airlines on Wednesday to transport remaining passengers in Saudi Arabia to Doha via Kuwait. The flight departed at 7.15pm Saudi Arabian time on Wednesday.

“Qatar Airways has worked tirelessly to ensure that all passengers were brought home safely to Doha within 24 hours of the flight cancellations. We’ve provided additional crew on the ground to ensure that all passengers are being cared for. Our global operations are continuing to run smoothly and remain unaffected. Our focus is on supporting our passengers and ensuring that we continue our service. As far as we’re concerned, it’s business as usual,” said Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker.

The airline said it is supporting its staff affected by the situation in Saudi Afrabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt.

All passengers booked on affected flights will be provided with alternative options, including the option of a full refund on any unused tickets and free rebooking to the nearest alternative Qatar Airways network destination.

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