A Qatar Cargo 777F (Photo: Nicky Boogaard from Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Netherlands [CC BY 2.0 (])

Bahrain Reopens Airspace To Qatari Aircraft

Another piece of the complex geopolitical situation in the Middle East has just fallen into place: the Civil Aviation Affairs at the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications of Bahrain has announced that as of Jan. 11, the airspace of the Kingdom of Bahrain will be open to Qatari-registered aircraft, the Bahrain News Agency reports. An official notice to airmen — better known as a NOTAM — was issued on Sunday, removing the ban on Qatar that lasted over three and…

Qatar Wins Aviation Boycott Case in International Court

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the highest court in the United Nations, on Tuesday ruled in Qatar’s favor over an aviation boycott by imposed in recent years by other Arab nations. The court rejected an appeal by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of a…