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Qatar Airways allowed to reroute some flights through Saudi airspace

Posted 8 January 2021 · Add Comment

Qatar Airways began rerouting some of its flights through Saudi airspace from last night (Thursday) after the lifting of a blockade imposed more than three years ago.

Qatar Airways has begun redirecting flightpaths through Saudi airspace.  Image:  Qatar Airways

Qatar Airlines announced on Twitter: “This evening Qatar Airways began to reroute some flights through Saudi airspace with the first scheduled flight expected to be QR 1365, Doha to Johannesburg at 20.45 this evening, 7 January.”

Qatari flights had been barred from Saudi airspace along with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, since June 2017.

 

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