Qatar and Saudi Arabia to resume immediate flights

Qatar Airways and Saudi Airlines will resume flights involving Doha and Riyadh from Monday in a reopening of airspace as section of a political rapprochement in a three-year-aged dispute.

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Posted ON JAN 10, 2021 08:46 AM IST

Qatar Airways and Saudi Airways will resume flights involving Doha and Riyadh from Monday in a reopening of airspace as portion of a political rapprochement in a 3-12 months-aged dispute.

Qatar Airways explained by using Twitter on Saturday it will resume flights to Riyadh on Monday, Jeddah from Jan. 14, and Dammam from Jan. 16. It said the flights would be with huge-human body planes which include the Boeing 777-300, Boeing 787-8 and Airbus A350.

“We also search forward to resuming a robust relationship with our trade and cargo associates in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as properly as the key airports in the country,” the airline extra on Twitter.

Saudi Airlines (Saudia) also tweeted that it way too would resume flights from Riyadh and Jeddah to Doha from Monday.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt imposed a diplomatic, trade and journey embargo on Qatar in mid-2017 accusing it of supporting terrorism. Qatar denied that and explained the embargo was intended to undermine its sovereignty.

Saudi Arabia and its a few Arab allies agreed to restore whole ties with Doha at a summit in the kingdom on Tuesday.

This story has been printed from a wire agency feed with no modifications to the textual content.

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