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Qatar Airways restarts some flights through Saudi Arabia's airspace

Reuters/Doha
Filed on January 8, 2021 | Last updated on January 8, 2021 at 09.48 am
Photo: Qatar Airways/Twitter

The reopening of the borders came on the eve of the 41st GCC Summit which was held in Saudi Arabia.

Qatar Airways will began rerouting some of its flights through Saudi airspace starting from Thursday evening, it said 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,” the company said.

Saudi Arabia announced the breakthrough in ending a dispute at a summit on Tuesday, with its foreign minister saying Riyadh and its allies would restore all ties with Doha severed in mid-2017.

The reopening of the borders came on the eve of the 41st GCC Summit which was held in Saudi Arabia's AlUla city.





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