Qatar Airways will restart flights from Doha to Saudi Arabia today (11th January,2021) with wide body aircrafts.
Following the end of the Qatar blockade, the airline is now back to using Saudi Arabian airspace and planning to augment its route network.
Return to Saudi Arabia
Qatar airways will resume flights to Riyadh from today (11th January,2021) while the carrier will resume flying to Jeddah from 14th January,2021. And, the airline will start flying daily to Dammam from 16th January,2021.
“We are very pleased with the positive outcome from the GCC Summit and the decision to reopen all borders with Qatar.”said Akbar Al Baker, CEO, Qatar Airways, on the resumption of flights to Saudi Arabia.
“We also look forward to resuming a strong relationship with our trade and cargo partners in KSA, as well as the major airports in the country.”said the airline in a statement.
Staff will be allowed to come back
When the blockade was instituted, the airline had involuntarily let go of its employees in the countries that participated in the blockade. Qatar Airways announced that it would “welcome the opportunity to speak with any former employees.”
All widebody aircraft service
Qatar Airways will be flying all widebody service to Saudi Arabia. This includes the Boeing B777-300ER, the Boeing B787 Dreamliner and the Airbus A350s.