Saudi Arabia, Qatar to restart direct flights from Monday


(Jan 10): Saudi Arabia and Qatar plan to restart cross-border flights for the first time in more than three years from Jan. 11.

Saudi Arabian Airlines will operate weekly flights from Jeddah and Riyadh to Doha, while Qatar Airways will resume flights to several destinations in the kingdom.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt agreed last week to fully restore ties with Qatar, ending a three-year dispute that divided the energy-producing region.

    #SAUDIA resumes operating flights from #Riyadh and #Jeddah to #Doha, with 4 scheduled weekly flights from Riyadh and 3 weekly flights from Jeddah, and the first flight from Riyadh to Doha takes off on Monday Jan 11 at 16:40hrs local time

Qatar Airways

Speaking on the decision to resume flights to KSA, #QatarAirways GCEO, H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are very pleased with the positive outcome from the GCC Summit and the decision to reopen all borders with Qatar.