A Qatar Airways Boeing 777-300 is moved on the Tarmac of Le Bourget airport on June 18, 2017 on the eve of the opening of the International Paris Air Show. (AFP/ERIC PIERMONT)
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Qatar Airways is expected to have access to three contingency routes over international waters in early August, after a U.N.-led meeting on Monday discussed air corridors for Doha following a rift with its neighbors, a source familiar with the matter said.The closed-door meeting with the U.N. aviation agency's governing council in Montreal, discussed contingency routes that had been planned as part of a preliminary agreement reached earlier this month, but not yet opened to Qatar-registered planes. On Sunday, Saudi state news agency SPA cited a statement from the Saudi aviation authority (GACA) saying they had already agreed to nine emergency air corridors, which were identified under ICAO supervision, and would be open from Aug. 1 .
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