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IN PICS: First Saudi flight in more than three years touches down in Doha

  • Jan 12, 2021
  • Author: QT-Online
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The first Saudi Arabian flight touched down in Doha in more than three years on Monday night as air travel between Qatar and Saudi Arabia resumed effective from January 11.

On Sunday, Saudi airline Saudia said it would resume its flights to Qatar as of Monday, for the first time since 2017.


Earlier in the day, a Qatar Airways flight took off from the Hamad International Airport as the first commercial flight between Qatar and Saudi in nearly three and a half years. The flight departed at 10:45 GMT from Doha’s airport and touched down in King Khalid International Airport at 12:10 GMT. 


The moves came after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt signed a reconciliation agreement with Qatar during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in the Saudi city of Al-Ula.