First set of passengers from Qatar arrive in Bahrain
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TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
The first flight from Qatar to Bahrain carrying a number of passengers arrived at the Bahrain International Airport today.
Passengers expressed their delight at landing in Bahrain on the direct trip, which took roughly half an hour and arrived at 12:03 pm.
The resumption of flights is “within the framework of the brotherly relations between the two countries in a manner that achieves the common aspirations of the leaderships and citizens of both countries,” Bahrain’s Civil Aviation Affairs had said earlier.
As a result, Gulf Air will operate three daily flights from Bahrain International Airport to Hamad International Airport in Doha, with more flights on the way.
The Gulf countries announced a restoration of ties last month when their respective foreign delegates met on April 12 at the headquarters of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) General Secretariat in the Saudi capital of Riyadh.
In 2017, Bahrain, along with Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt, severed ties and imposed a blockade on Qatar over claims it was too close to Iran and backed hardline groups, allegations Doha has always firmly denied.