Qatar Airways plans to steadily ramp up its services from Edinburgh and Manchester to Doha in the coming weeks, “to meet pent up demand following the lifting of travel restrictions”.

The carrier’s Edinburgh-Doha route has increased from two to three flights per week since the start of this month, and will rise further to four flights per week from the beginning of October.

Meanwhile services from Manchester have increased from three to ten weekly flights, and will further increase to fourteen flights per week in October.

The move follows the UK government’s recent decision to downgrade Bahrain, Qatar and the UAE from red to amber on its traffic light travel list, meaning that arrivals from these destinations no longer need to quarantine for ten days in a government-approved hotel.

In recent weeks several Middle Eastern carriers have announced plans to ramp up flights to and from the UK.

Oman Air resumes flights to London this week, and Gulf Air has also restarted flights to Heathrow.

Meanwhile Emirates is set to resume services to Newcastle in October.

Emirates resumes flights to Newcastle and boosts services across Europe