1 thought on “The row with Qatar gets worse”

  1. Brian Whitaker

    There’s an interesting article about closing airspace on the aviation website CAPA.
    https://centreforaviation.com/insights/analysis/qatar-airways-landing-and-airspace-restrictions-in-middle-east-damages-key-source-markets-348493
    It appears that while the Saudis can legally close their airspace, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cannot – since (unlike Saudi Arabia) they are parties to the 1945 international Transit Agreement. However, CAPA also points out that even if those countries are in breach of the agreement there is no effective international mechanism for enforcing compliance.

Comments are closed.

Scroll to Top

Access provided by the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford