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Egypt reopens airspace to Qatar

Egypt has announced it is reopening its airspace to Qatari flights following similar moves by Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain, said a report.
The lifting of Egypt's aviation ban allowed Qatari flights to cross Egyptian airspace and national carriers from both countries to submit flight operating schedules for approval, Arab News reported citing media reports.
Agreements set to be activated will also allow for goods transport between the two countries, the report said citng sources from the civil aviation authority and aviation ministry.
EgyptAir plans to run a daily flight to and from Doha, the Egypt aviation ministry said in a statement.
EgyptAir's chairman told local TV that the carrier expected to resume flights to Qatar from January 18, media report said.
In addition to daily flights from Cairo, four flights a week would be operated from Alexandria to Doha, he said.