Arabian Gulf

Qatar and Saudi Arabia would restore direct flights soon

From Monday, Qatar Airways and Saudi Airlines would resume flights between Doha and Riyadh in a reopening of airspace as part of a political rapprochement in a three-year-old conflict.

On Saturday, Qatar Airways related via Twitter that it would resume flights to Riyadh on Monday, Jeddah from Jan. 14, and Dammam from Jan. 16. It also said that the flights would be with wide-body planes including the Boeing 777-300, Boeing 787-8, and Airbus A350.

The airline also stated on Twitter: We also look forward to resuming a strong relationship with our trade and cargo partners in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as the major airports in the country.

Furthermore, Saudi Airlines (Saudia) also said on Tweeter that it would resume flights from Riyadh and Jeddah to Doha from Monday.

It should note that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt imposed a diplomatic, trade, and travel boycott on Qatar in mid-2017, by accusing it of backing terrorism.

At a summit in the kingdom on Tuesday, Saudi Arabia and its three Arab allies agreed to reestablish complete relations with Doha.

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