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KSA,UAE and Egypt close their airspace to Qatar

Post by Pakistan-1 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:17 am

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region.
The countries say Qatar is supporting terrorist groups including the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Saudi state news agency SPA said Riyadh had closed its borders, severing land, sea and air contact with Qatar.
It cited officials as saying it was to "protect its national security from the dangers of terrorism and extremism".
Egypt has also closed its airspace and ports for all Qatari transportation, its foreign ministry said.
The United Arab Emirates has given Qatari diplomats 48 hours to leave the country. Abu Dhabi accuses Doha of "supporting, funding and embracing terrorism, extremism and sectarian organisations," state news agency WAM said.
Bahrain's state news agency said the country was cutting ties with Qatar because Doha was "shaking the security and stability of Bahrain and meddling in its affairs".

The Saudi-led Arab coalition fighting Yemen's Houthi rebels also expelled Qatar from its alliance because of Doha's "practices that strengthen terrorism" and its support to groups "including al-Qaeda and Daesh [also known as the so-called Islamic State], as well as dealing with the rebel militias", according to SPA.

Qatar has provided its warplanes to carry out air strikes against the Houthi rebels
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Qatar has so far made no public comments on the latest developments.

The row comes almost two weeks after controversial comments attributed to the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, appeared online.
The government in Doha has dismissed them as fake, attributing the report to a "shameful cybercrime".
Source:http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-ea ... e=facebook
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Re: KSA,UAE and Egypt close their airspace to Qatar

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Will this mark the end of Qatar Airways as we know it?
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Re: KSA,UAE and Egypt close their airspace to Qatar

Post by faisal-777 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:39 pm

Pakistan-1 wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:17 am
Will this mark the end of Qatar Airways as we know it?
Not the end, but a minor hit. They will have to re-route flights, resulting in longer flight times. Also the major place where they loose traffic is going to be Saudi Arabia.

I am interested to know with QR not allowed to fly and contact UAE radars, how will this affect flights to Pakistan? My first guess is while it will not make much difference to other destinations except Karachi, for which the flight time might increase, having to avoid UAE airspace
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Re: KSA,UAE and Egypt close their airspace to Qatar

Post by Pakistan-1 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:13 pm

faisal-777 wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:39 pm
Pakistan-1 wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:17 am
Will this mark the end of Qatar Airways as we know it?
Not the end, but a minor hit. They will have to re-route flights, resulting in longer flight times. Also the major place where they loose traffic is going to be Saudi Arabia.

I am interested to know with QR not allowed to fly and contact UAE radars, how will this affect flights to Pakistan? My first guess is while it will not make much difference to other destinations except Karachi, for which the flight time might increase, having to avoid UAE airspace
Bahrain has also blocked its airspace to them and if you look at an airspace map any aircraft departing or entering Qatar had to go through the airspace of either Saudi , The UAE or Bahrain
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