Qatar’s Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani has said he regrets the inability of pilgrims from Qatar to travel to Saudi Arabia directly from Hamad International Airport via Saudia Airlines and that Qatar will cooperate to facilitate Hajj pilgrims.
Al-Thani, who has been a force of mediation in recent weeks regarding Qatari Hajj pilgrims, took to Twitter on Sunday to express his regret.
“My brothers and sons: I am sorry that you have been prevented from flying on Saudi airplanes from Doha to perform the Hajj, and I hope the brothers in Qatar to cooperate to facilitate the pilgrimage of citizens to Mecca,” Al-Thani tweeted.
Saudi Airlines has said it has so far been unable to schedule its flights to transport Qatari pilgrims from Hamad InternationalAirport in Doha due to lack of permission from the Doha’s side.
“God willing, the wish of each pilgrim who intends to perform comes true and opportunities still achievable by entering the Kingdom by land and air from Dammam and Al-Ahsa. They can contact 00966122367999 and hope for good news,” Al-Thani added.