Qatar airways and Saudi airlines soon to resume direct flights

Published on : Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Qatar Airways and Saudi Airlines is all set to resume flights between Doha and Riyadh very soon in a reopening of airspace as part of a political settlement in a three-year-old dispute.

Qatar Airways said on Twitter that 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 wide-body planes including the Boeing 777-300, Boeing 787-8 and Airbus A350.

The airline also mentioned on the social networking platform that they look forward to resume the strong relationship with their trade as well as cargo partners in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and with other major airports in the country. Saudi Airlines (Saudia) further 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 travel embargo on Qatar in mid-2017 accusing it of supporting terrorism. Qatar denied that and said the embargo was meant to undermine its sovereignty.

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

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