Don't Fly Here: Saudi Arabia Revokes Qatar Airways Operating License

© AP Photo / Michael ProbstQatar Airways Airbus A350 approaches the gate at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany
Qatar Airways Airbus A350 approaches the gate at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany - Sputnik International
The General Authority of Civil Aviation of Saudi Arabia recalled the Qatar Airways' air operator certificates and ordered to close all airline's offices in the kingdom within 48 hours, the agency said in a statement Tuesday.

CAIRO (Sputnik) — On June 5, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates severed diplomatic relations with Qatar. The states accused Qatar of supporting terrorist groups, particularly the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist movement, as well as of interfering in other countries' domestic affairs. Libya made a similar decision. Yemen cut diplomatic relations citing Doha's links with Houthis. The Maldives took the same step, citing extremism and terrorism concerns.

"All operating licenses of Qatar Airways to be voided and all its offices in the kingdom to be closed down within 48 hours… in accordance with the announcement of the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar," the statement, obtained by Sputnik, said.

In this file photo taken Dec. 11, 2015 at the Baltic port of Swinoujscie, Poland, the giant liquefied natural gas tanker Al Nuaman, carrying some 200,000 cubic meters of liquefied gas from Qatar, arrives in Swonoujscie, the first delivery to the freshly-built LNG terminal, as Poland seeks to cut its dependence on gas deliveries from Russia - Sputnik International
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The aviation authority advised all the travelers who bought the airline's tickets to turn to travel agents or the company itself for a compensation.

On Monday, state-owned Qatar Airways suspended all flights to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, while the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) Flydubai and Emirates airlines halted flights to and from Qatar.

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