Egypt reopens airspace with Qatar after 3-year hiatus

SourceEgypt Today

File - UK government lifts laptop bans on flights from airports of Hurgada, Marsa Alam CAIRO - 12 January 2020: Egypt reopened its airspace with Qatar on Tuesday and announced the resumption of flights between the two countries after a 3-year hiatus, according to a local media report.   “The decision allows EgyptAir and Qatar Airways, as well as other Qatari airlines, to resume air traffic and send flight operating schedules to the Egyptian and Qatari civil aviation authorities for approval,” the head of the Egyptian civil aviation authority Ashraf Noyer said.   The decision comes days after the signing of the AIUIa dcleration at the GCC Summit held in Saudi Arabia last week, in which the Kingdom announced a breakthrough in ending a bitter dispute between Gulf Arab states and Qatar, with its foreign minister saying Riyadh and its allies would restore all ties with Doha severed in mid-2017.   On Jan. more...