Qatar and Saudi Arabia to resume immediate flights

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

Reuters

Printed ON JAN 10, 2021 08:46 AM IST

Qatar Airways and Saudi Airlines will resume flights involving Doha and Riyadh from Monday in a reopening of airspace as component of a political rapprochement in a a few-12 months-outdated dispute.

Qatar Airways reported by using Twitter on Saturday it will resume flights to Riyadh on Monday, Jeddah from Jan. 14, and Dammam from Jan. 16. It explained the flights would be with wide-physique planes including the Boeing 777-300, Boeing 787-8 and Airbus A350.

“We also glance forward to resuming a strong marriage with our trade and cargo associates in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as very well as the key airports in the country,” the airline added on Twitter.

Saudi Airways (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 vacation embargo on Qatar in mid-2017 accusing it of supporting terrorism. Qatar denied that and reported the embargo was meant to undermine its sovereignty.

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

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