Saudi Arabia has announced that Qatar Airways and Gulf Air could be operating Saudi domestic flights by the spring, once they obtain the necessary operating licenses. A spokesman for the Kingdom’s aviation regulator, the General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA), was cited by Reuters as saying the Qatari and Bahraini national carriers might need three to six months to obtain permission to begin services. GACA announced Dec. 28 that the two airlines had been chosen to provide ...

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