Qatar Airways And Saudia To Resume Non-Stop Flights Between Doha And Riyadh

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After a three-year-old dispute, Qatar Airways and Saudi Airlines are going to resume non-stop flights between Doha and Riyadh from Today.

Qatar Airways announced on Twitter that “it will resume flights to Saudi Arabia, starting with services to Riyadh on Monday 11 January 2021, followed by Jeddah on Thursday 14 and Dammam on Saturday 16 January.”

The flights would be with wide-body planes including the Boeing 777-300, Boeing 787-8 and Airbus A350.

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The airline also said that it is looking forward to resuming a strong relationship with their trade and cargo partners in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as the major airports in the country.

What Was The Dispute?

In the middle of 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt imposed a diplomatic, trade, and travel embargo on Qatar saying that it of supporting terrorism. However, Qatar denied that and said the embargo was meant to undermine its sovereignty.

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


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