Plans for Qatar Airways to set up a subsidiary to contest the liberalizing Saudi Arabian domestic airline market have been suspended, or even abandoned, ATW understands. Al Maha Airways was to be one of two new airlines licensed by the Saudi regulator, the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), to begin operations and increase competition for the national carrier Saudia and local hybrid carrier flynas. Al Maha and rival SaudiGulf Airlines were named the two successful bidders for ...

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