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Egypt to ban flights to and from Qatar as of Tuesday : Civil aviation ministry

Reuters , Monday 5 Jun 2017
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Egypt will begin its ban on flights to and from Qatar on Tuesday at 6 Cairo local time (0400 GMT), the Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry declared on Monday following the decision of the Egyptian government to cut relations with the Gulf State.

The Civil aviation ministry announced that it was going to close off Egyptian airspace to Qatari aircrafts that seek to land or pass through.

The Egyptian airspace will be closed off also to all flights from Qatar, the statement added.

On the other hand, Egypt’s National air carrier EgyptAir announced it would suspend its flights from Cairo to Doha and Doha to Cairo started Tuesday till further notice.

EgyptAir announced that flight No. MS935 headed to Doha from Cairo Monday afternoon and it was expected its return Monday’s evening.

It also added in a short statement that another flight No. MS1937 would head to Doha at 6 PM Cairo Local time “CLT” and would return at 1 AM CLT.

Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Bahrain have closed as well their airspace to Qatari flights as well suspended the flights from and to their neighbor Gulf state following their decision 

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