Cairo reopened its airspace to Qatari plane on Tuesday, following related strikes by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain to finish an embargo imposed on Doha’s flights in 2017.
“EgyptAir and Qatar Airways, in addition to different Qatari airways, can resume air visitors and ship flight working schedules to the Egyptian and Qatari civil aviation authorities for approval,” head of the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority, Ashraf Noyer, introduced on Tuesday.
The choice follows related strikes made by civil aviation authorities in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain, and comes as a part of the reconciliation deal the quartet signed with Qatar throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council summit within the Saudi metropolis of Al-Ula final week.
The deal formally ends a Saudi-led diplomatic and financial blockade that began in 2017, after the 4 allies accused Doha of supporting and financing terrorist teams. Qatar has denied the accusations.
On Monday, the primary flight from Doha to Riyadh in three years landed at King Khalid Worldwide Airport. Two days earlier, Saudi Arabia reopened its solely land border with Qatar.
EgyptAir plans to run a every day flight to and from Doha, in response to the aviation ministry, however a begin date for the route has not but been introduced.
Whereas Cairo supported regional reconciliation at a Saudi Arabia summit, it didn’t define concrete steps to finish the Doha boycott.
Qatar’s ambassador to Germany, Sheikh Abdulla bin Mohammed bin Saud Al-Thani, mentioned on January 9 that the Al-Ula declaration put an finish to the Gulf disaster, with the diplomat hailing Kuwaiti mediation efforts and US help for reaching an settlement.
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