Saudi Arabia’s aviation regulator, the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), has barred Iranian carrier Mahan Air from its airports and airspace following alleged breaches of safety regulations. Direct air links between Saudi Arabia and Iran have been cut since the start of the year, following the Saudi execution of a Shia cleric. The resulting diplomatic row saw air travel between the two nations suspended. However, the latest decision by the Saudi authorities appears to go ...

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