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After jet interception Bahrain and UAE explore new air corridors

Bahrain News
Wed, 17 Jan 2018
GDN Online Desk

Bahrain and The United Arab Emirates are seeking to find alternative corridors for the movement of air traffic between the two countries.

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is coordination the possibility of rerouting flights with the Civil Aviation Affairs in Bahrain.

The move came after two civilian UAE planes carrying a total of 277 passengers were intercepted by Qatari military aircraft while preparing to land at Bahrain International airport.

“The two countries are coordinating the possibility of finding alternation paths as the corridors are located inside Bahrain’s airspace”, GCAA director-general Saif Al-Suwaidi.

In a statement to Emarat Alyoum, he said that the interception of the Emirati passenger planes happened inside international corridors recognized by the International Civil Aviation Agency (IATA).

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