Qatar Airways to Suspend Flights to Asmara


… due to “Operational requirements”…

That’s unfortunate.

By TesfaNews,

Qatar Airways, one of the main airlines serving Eritrea, announced today that it will be suspending its service flights between Doha and Asmara starting from 4 December 2016 due to what it called “operational requirements”.

It was not clear if the said “operational requirements” are also affecting the other international airlines operating in the country.

Turkish Airlines, Egypt Air and Fly Dubai are still operating in the country.

Qatar Airways started its maiden direct flight to Asmara on 4 December 2014 and according to the announcement, the suspension will sustain until further notice.

Qatar Airways last flight QR1444 will depart from Asmara on 3 December 2016.

The airlines said its Asmara office will remain open until 28 February 2017 to provide support and alternative travel options to those who booked with inbound or outbound flights after 3 December 2016.

“Our priority is of course our customers and we are ensuring that you are provided with additional support during this time and accommodated on the most convenient alternative journey,” reads the press release on the airlines’ website.

Any bookings made on Qatar Airways for travel prior to 3 December 2016 will not be affected and the journey remains as planned, the announcement adds.

Qatar Airways also said it will issue full refund for any unused cancelled tickets.