Qatar Airways to resume flights to Sudan on May 11 after two-year hiatus

Qatar’s national carrier, Qatar Airways, has said it would resume flying to Sudan’s capital of Khartoum on May 11 two years after suspending the route due to sea/air/land blockade imposed by its neighbors.
“Sudan is a strategically important market for Qatar Airways. We are pleased to announce the resumption of services to Khartoum, allowing Sudanese to enjoy our extensive international network in Asia, Australia, Europe and the US via Hamad International Airport. We will continue leading the way in keeping our 24 African destinations connected to the world,” Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker added.
B787 Dreamliner will serve the route with four weekly flights, increasing to daily service from June 1, Logistics Update Africa reports.
Qatar Airways suspended services to the Sudanese capital on April 1, 2019 due to the boycott imposed by Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt. The blockade rendered flights from Doha to Khartoum very expensive.
The Saudi-led group severed ties with the oil-rich Gulf country in 2017 as they accused Doha for supporting terrorism. The row ended in January following an agreement in Saudi Arabia between the two sides.

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