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Saudi flights carrying Qatari pilgrims denied permission

Saudi Airlines
Saudi Arabia announced Sunday Qatari authorities banned Saudi Airlines from transporting Qatari pilgrims from Hamad International Airport in Doha due to lack of permissions, Al Arabiya News reporetd.

The airlines’ general director, Eng. Saleh Al-Jasser, said that Qatari authorities have not allowed their Saudi Airlines’ planes to land despite days having passed since the request began.

Saudi Airlines had asked Qatari authorities for permission for their trips to transport Qatari pilgrims, which were scheduled after the directives of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz. The directives where taken after the mediation Qatar’s Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani.