New air routes open for Qatar flights

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The Civil Aviation Authority has announced that Qatar Airways and international airlines will begin using the new air routes for their flights, which were approved by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) last week.
The ICAO Executive Council held an extraordinary session at its headquarters in Montreal, where it reviewed Qatar’s technical file on the negative impacts caused by the siege countries on aviation and air safety where emergency corridors have been facilitated to the aircraft (from and to Qatar) based on Article (54) of the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation of 1944.
HE Abdullah bin Nasser Turki al-Subaie, Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority, said yeserday an important course for Qatar Airways has been activated across the international waters for which the UAE is responsible in the Arabian Gulf.
He added that most of the routes requested by Qatar from the ICAO have been operated, whether in the Arabian Gulf or the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman. He revealed that the Civil Aviation Authority is currently considering new routes through international waters, which are supposed to be operated once approved by all parties, including ICAO.
Al-Subaie noted that the approval of the new routes was a great success for Qatar, given its ability to convince the ICAO of the importance of compliance by the siege countries to the Chicago Convention. (Source)