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Qatar Airways Granted Permission To Introduce New Air Routes

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The Civil Aviation Authority has announced that Qatar Airways and international airlines will be operating in the new routes, which were approved after the extraordinary meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) Executive Council last week.

The council assessed Qatar’s technical file which highlighted 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.

The Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority, H E Abdullah bin Nasser Turki Al Subaie, informed that 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 have been operated, be it in the Arabian Gulf or the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman. He also revealed that the civil aviation authority is considering new routes through international waters.

The approval of new routes is boosting factor for Qatar as it gives more comfort and further security of the aircrafts used.

It was urged to all the member states in the meeting, to comply with the the Chicago Convention and its Annexes and to continue to cooperation in the areas of aviation safety, security, efficiency and sustainability of international civil aviation.

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