صدى البلد البلد سبورت قناة صدى البلد صدى البلد جامعات صدى البلد عقارات
Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

Saudi Arabia Announces Opening Airspace to All Airlines


Fri 15 Jul 2022 | 05:00 AM
Taarek Refaat

The Saudi General Civil Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) announced on Friday the opening of the Kingdom's airspace to all air carriers that meet the requirements for crossing Saudi airspace.

In its statement on Twitter, the authority said: "Within the framework of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's keenness to fulfill its obligations under the 1944 Chicago Convention, which requires non-discrimination between civil aircraft used in international air navigation, and to complement the efforts aimed at consolidating the Kingdom's position as a global platform linking the three continents, and to enhance connectivity. The General Authority of Civil Aviation announces that it has decided to open the Kingdom’s airspace to all air carriers that meet the authority’s requirements to cross the airspace.”

https://twitter.com/ksagaca/status/1547716573313376259?s=20&t=FxKcsiVaNDBhiQZ0WpMMoQ

This comes at a time when US President Joe Biden is scheduled to board a plane from Tel Aviv to Jeddah, on the first direct flight to cross Saudi airspace from Israel.

President Biden will pay an official visit to Saudi Arabia, starting on Friday and continuing on Saturday.