66496
Qatar Airways  Chief Says Operations Unaffected
International

Qatar Airways Chief Says Operations Unaffected

Qatar Airways said on Wednesday the vast majority of its operations had not been affected by airspace restrictions recently imposed on it by four Arab countries.
Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker also repeated calls for the United Nations’ aviation agency to intervene in the airspace rights dispute, Reuters reported.
“We call upon the International Civil Aviation Organization to declare this an illegal act,” al-Baker said in a statement. “We are not a political body; we are an airline, and this blockade has stripped us of the rights which are guaranteed to us.”
Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar a week ago, accusing it of fomenting regional unrest, supporting terrorism and getting too close to Iran, all of which Doha denies.
State-owned Qatar Airways and other Qatari-owned aircraft are blocked from using the airspace over the dispute.
Qatar Airways has said it will continue with plans to add 24 destinations between 2017 and 2018, including two next month, despite the restrictions that have forced the airline to fly longer routes to avoid the blocked airspace.

Short URL : https://goo.gl/Qy4jen
  1. https://goo.gl/gYdSxL
  • https://goo.gl/LyqST6
  • https://goo.gl/Rj5Cye
  • https://goo.gl/f15ZIl
  • https://goo.gl/xF96iv

You can also read ...

Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr (R) speaks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad, Iraq on May 19.
Muqtada al-Sadr, the Shia leader whose bloc beat expectations...
Nicolas Maduro
Nicolas Maduro has been declared the winner of Sunday's...
Trump Demands Inquiry Into Campaign “Infiltration”
US President Donald Trump said he will “demand” that the...
Ebola Vaccination Campaign in DR Congo
An Ebola vaccination campaign was to begin on Monday in the...
Hawaii’s Volcano Lava Reaches Sea, Injures 1
A volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii’s...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints

Trending

Googleplus