March 25, 2020: Qatar Airways will continue to operate more than 150 flights per day and to more than 70 cities globally, the national carrier stated in a release.

Only Qatari nationals are allowed to enter the country but passengers with onward connections through Hamad International Airport will be accepted for travel. The airline is also positioning itself as an option for travellers abroad who are attempting to get home. Cargo operations will remain unaffected.

“We are constantly reviewing our operations to see where there are more demand and request, and wherever possible we will add more flights or bigger aircraft. This is a challenging time for the aviation industry and we are thankful to airports and authorities and their staff around the world for their incredible efforts to help us get passengers home,” it said.

A Qatar Airways spokesman told Gulf Times, “As you can appreciate, many countries around the world are constantly updating their travel advice and entry restrictions, it’s a very dynamic situation. We are working closely with all national civil aviation authorities to implement the latest operational restrictions.”

The carrier is continuing to operate four times a day to Heathrow but the frequency will drop to twice a day from April 1.

In the Gulf region, Etihad Airways suspended transit travel through Abu Dhabi airport on March 23. All its services were suspended by March 24.

Emirates Group will temporarily suspend most passenger flights by today but will continue to operate to the UK and some other countries until further notice. It stated that its fleet of B777Fs will continue to transport goods including medical supplies across the world.

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