Egypt to suspend air links with Qatar from Tuesday: Civil aviation ministry

"The ministry has issued a decision to halt all flights between Egypt and Qatar and to close off Egyptian airspace to Qatari aircrafts that seek to land or pass through," the ministry said.

By: Reuters | Cairo | Updated: June 5, 2017 9:03 pm

Egypt will begin its ban on flights to and from Qatar on Tuesday at 6 am local time (0400 GMT), the Civil Aviation Ministry said on Monday following a severing of diplomatic ties announced earlier. Egyptian airspace will also be closed off to all flights originating from Qatar, the ministry said in a statement.

“The ministry has issued a decision to halt all flights between Egypt and Qatar and to close off Egyptian airspace to Qatari aircrafts that seek to land or pass through,” the ministry said.

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