Egypt opens airspace to Qatar flights

Dubai: Egypt has decided to open its airspace for flights to and from Qatar as of today, ending three years of blockade, the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority announced on Tuesday.

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The move follows the signing of the AlUla Deceleration at the 41st GCC Summit held last week in Saudi Arabia.

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Egypt Air and Qatar Airways will resume flights between the two countries, allowing Egyptians and Qataris to travel directly.

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Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain have already opened their airspaces to Qatari flights in line with the GCC agreement.

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Egypt was one of the four countries that boycott Qatar in 2017.

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