Saudi Arabia bans Qatari airplanes from landing in its airports

RIYADH — Saudi Civil Aviation announced on Monday an immediate ban of the landing of Qatari airplanes in Saudi airports, Sabq online news reported.

The ban also covered commercial and private airlines that are registered in Saudi Arabia from directly or indirectly traveling to Qatar.

The move is part of the decision taken by Saudi Arabia and other countries on Monday to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar citing the reasons over the objection of Qatar’s foreign policy that interferes in the internal affairs of other countries and supports terrorist and armed groups.

The decision includes closing all of Saudi’s borders with the Qatar, including the land border and the airspace. Xinhua-northboundasia.com