The 41st GCC summit held in Saudi Arabia has brought positive looks to the illegal blockade against the state of Qatar. The state of Qatar had been under blockage by 4 countries in the 1st week of June 2017. Gulf leaders signed the Al Ula solidarity agreement at the Saudi Arabian city of Al Ula on 5th Jan 2021.
This agreement has paved the way to end the Gulf crisis. After the Gulf Summit, the Saudi Foreign Minister said, that all four countries have agreed to restore ties with Qatar. Which includes the opening of the land, sea, and air.
With the ending of the blockade, the State of Qatar’s only land border with Saudi Arabia linking through Bu Samra Border has been opened since 9th January. Also, all sea and air space have been opened for the flagships to operate on the international air and sea space.
Saudi Arabian Airlines has scheduled the commercial flights starting from 11th January to Doha. They are operating four weekly flights from Riyadh to Doha, and operate three weekly flights from Jeddah to Doha.
The United Arab Emirates has also reopened their land, sea, and airports with Qatar starting from 9th January. However, the operations of flights have not been scheduled yet. The GCAA said that it will resume all scheduled and unscheduled flights between the two countries, in coordination with the civil aviation authorities and national carriers of UAE