Qatar Airways and Saudi Airlines will resume flights involving Doha and Riyadh from Monday in a reopening of airspace as portion of a political rapprochement in a a few-yr-aged dispute.
Qatar Airways said by means of Twitter on Saturday it will resume flights to Riyadh on Monday, Jeddah from January 14, and Dammam from January 16. It said the flights would be with large-system planes like the Boeing 777-300, Boeing 787-8 and Airbus A350.
“We also glance forward to resuming a robust relationship with our trade and cargo companions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as perfectly as the key airports in the nation,” the airline extra on Twitter.
#QatarAirways announce it will resume flights to Saudi Arabia, beginning with products and services to Riyadh on Monday 11 January 2021, adopted by Jeddah on Thursday 14 and Dammam on Saturday 16 January pic.twitter.com/Qwhti7d1iS
– Qatar Airways (@qatarairways) January 9, 2021
Saudi Airlines (Saudia) also tweeted that it 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 a few Arab allies agreed to restore whole ties with Doha at a summit in the kingdom on Tuesday.
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