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Web Desk
January 11, 2021

Qatar Airways resumes flights to Saudi Arabia after three years

Web Desk
Mon, Jan 11, 2021
A Qatar Airways airplane. — AFP/File

DOHA: Qatar Airways resumed flight operations to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Monday after a gap of three years.

In a tweet, the international airways said it had resumed flight operations to Riyadh today while flights to Jeddah and Dammam will start later this week.

The move comes after Qatar’s three-year-old dispute with Saudi Arabia and three other Arab countries was resolved last week when Riyadh reopened its airspace and land and sea border to Qatar.

The Kingdom, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed diplomatic ties and transport links with Qatar in 2017 over what they called its support for Islamist militants, an accusation Doha rejected.