Within the battle to be the pre-eminent journey hub within the Center East, the newest analysis from ForwardKeys has revealed that Doha seized and consolidated a lead over Dubai within the first half of 2021.
Within the interval January 1st-June thirtieth, the quantity of air tickets issued for journey by way of Doha was 18 per cent increased than it was by means of Dubai; and that relationship seems set to proceed.
Present bookings for the second half of the yr by means of Doha are 17 per cent increased than by means of Dubai.
At the beginning of the yr, air site visitors by means of Doha was at 77 per cent of Dubai; nevertheless it rapidly reached 100 per cent for the primary time in the course of the week commencing January twenty seventh.
The key issue driving the development was the lifting, in January, of the blockade of flights to and from Qatar, which was imposed in June 2017 by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, who accused Qatar of sponsoring terrorism – an accusation strongly denied by Qatar.
As quickly because it was imposed, the blockade had an instantaneous adverse affect on flights to and