The Civil Aviation Affairs at the Ministry of Transportation and Communications in Bahrain announced that it will continue to allow Qatari aircraft in its airspace and to amend the navigational bulletins for Qatari planes as of Monday morning, January 11, 2021, at 00:01 GMT, according to the Bahrain News Agency.
Last Friday, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the signing of the Al-Ula statement "Solidarity and Stability" during the 41st session of the Supreme Council of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf "Summit of Sultan Qaboos and Sheikh Sabah", which witnessed the reopening of air borders by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE and Egypt. And land and sea with the State of Qatar.
"This agreement paves the way for airlines to resume regional and global air connectivity, which reduces flight times, reduces operational costs for airlines, and provides essential air links that support the tourism and travel industry throughout the region," Etihad said in a statement.
Mohammed Ali Al-Bakri, Vice President of the International Air Transport Association in Africa and the Middle East, said: “The reopening of airspace with the State of Qatar by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the Emirates and Egypt is good news for travelers and the air transport sector, especially during these critical times, as it will contribute. The direct route of flights by facilitating the transfer and distribution of the Corona vaccine globally, given the importance of the strategic location of the region and the airspace linking continents.