- The decision to lift the embargo was a great blessing for Qatar
- From January 1 to June 30, the number of air tickets booked through Doha Airport was 18 percent higher than in Dubai.
From January 1 to June 30, the number of air tickets booked through Doha Airport was 18 percent higher than in Dubai. Observers expect this level to continue in the coming months. Judging by the bookings already received for the second half of this year, Doha still has the upper hand. Doha currently has a 17 percent increase. At the beginning of 2021, the number of passengers flying through Doha was only 77 per cent of Dubai. But by January 27, it had become the equivalent of Dubai.
Doha’s achievement comes in the wake of the lifting of the Saudi – led Arab embargo on Qatar in 2017 earlier this year.
Doha Airport has been hit hard by Qatar Airways’ decision to suspend services to 18 destinations following the embargo. In addition, Qatari flights were taking a detour due to restrictions imposed by neighboring countries on air travel. But the decision to lift the embargo was a great blessing for Qatar. At the same time, Qatar Airways’ service to 24 new routes has benefited from overcoming sanctions against Qatar.
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