A Qatar Airways A350-1000 taxies in São Paulo/Guarulhos. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

Saudi Arabia Set to End Qatar’s Airspace Ban

In 2017 there was a diplomatic escalation in which Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt decided to cut flights to and from Doha, and to which Saudi Arabia added the closure of its airspace. The denial of the use of Saudi airspace created multiple inconveniences for Qatar, which had to program longer routes to circumnavigate blocked airspace. But with the signing of a major deal for the region, the latest in a series of Middle East deals…