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Saudi Arabia will open its airspace to all airlines

16.07.2022 ТАСС 98 просмотров

Permission to fly will be granted to airlines that meet the requirements of the General Directorate of Civil Aviation of the Kingdom.


Saudi Arabia has decided to open its airspace to all airlines that meet the requirements of the General Directorate of Civil Aviation of the Kingdom. This is stated in a statement published on Friday on the Twitter of the department.

"In order to strengthen the kingdom's position as a global hub connecting three continents and improve international air traffic, the General Directorate of Civil Aviation of the Kingdom announces its decision to open its airspace to all air carriers that meet the requirements of the Department for flights," the statement says.

The Civil Aviation Authority did not directly announce that it was opening the airspace to Israel. At the same time, a US official told Reuters earlier that Saudi Arabia would open the airspace to all Israeli airlines and allow direct charter flights from Israel for Muslims participating in the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.

Saudi Arabia previously allowed Israeli airlines to fly over its territory in a special air corridor for flights to the UAE and Bahrain, as well as back. At the same time, Israel did not have access to flights to and from Asia, including China and India.

In addition, earlier Riyadh hosted Muslim pilgrims arriving from Israel to Mecca, only with transit through a third country.

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