Qatar Airways resumes Edinburgh-Doha flights to get people home

      Published on Sunday, 29 March , 2020      0 Views     
Qatar Airways resumes Edinburgh-Doha flights to get people home

  • Doha News

The airline has resumed four flights a week between the Scottish capital and its Doha hub days after temporarily suspending them because of expected falling demand.

The move will be welcomed by Scots trying to return because Emirates has grounded all international flights to its Dubai hub, including from Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Qatar said its flights were nearly full but passengers were more concerned about getting back than social distancing.

The airline said it was currently operating some 150 flights a day between 70 cities overall – around a third of its normal network.

It expects to carry 100,000 passengers this week and more next week.

Chief commercial officer Simon Talling-Smith said:

“It’s quite clear to us there is a strong desire from people right around the world to get home.

“It’s a very human need to be at home at a time of crisis.

“We are doing the best we can to help these people.”

Returning passengers to the UK include from destinations in south east Asia, Bali and Thailand.

However, the Edinburgh flights have also enabled people to return home from Scotland, including a group from the Philippines.

Category Doha News | 2020/03/29 latest update at 12:40 AM
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