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flydubai to increase flights to Saudi Arabia
February 19, 2019

DUBAI-based airline flydubai has announced Monday that it will boost its services to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with 12 new flights per week. An additional daily flight to Riyadh Airport (RUH) and five flights a week to Hofuf Airport (HOF) will start from 16 March 2019.

Commenting on the increase of flights to Saudi Arabia Hamad Obaidalla, Chief Commercial Officer at flydubai, said: «Saudi Arabia remains an important market for flydubai and we"...

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Global Aviation Summit 2019 to tackle safety and security
February 18, 2019

RIYADH — Saudi Transport Minister, Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Dr. Nabil Al Amoudi, conveyed his thanks and gratitude to the Custodian of Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for his patronage of the Global Aviation Summit 2019. The summit will be held on April 1-2, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Riyadh.

Furthermore, he praised the Kingdom’s leadership for the continuous support and attention given"...

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GA-ASI Demonstrates SATCOM Launch & Recovery for MQ-9B Using Expeditionary Command & Control XC2
February 16, 2019

(AETOS Wire)-- On December 4, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) demonstrated a complete MQ-9B mission without the use of a Launch and Recovery Element (LRE) Ground Control Station (GCS).

Specifically, preflight checks were conducted through engine start using only the Expeditionary Command & Control (XC2) portable laptop, and"...

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SalamAir redefines affordable travel within the region
February 14, 2019

COMBINING convenience, flexibility and reliability of experience, SalamAir recently celebrated two years of affordable travel to a growing range of exciting destinations. This landmark occasion sees the airline mark various milestones whether growth of operations, or expansion of fleet and destinations, while always looking to offer its business and leisure guests unforgettable experiences on land and in the skies.

Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir,"...

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GACA defines rights of airline passengers on loss luggage
February 13, 2019

RIYADH — The Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) announced that all passengers, in the event of loss of luggage, may claim compensation from the air carrier as stipulated in the Executive Regulations for Customers Protection.

The Executive Regulations includes compensation for damage, loss, or delay of baggage with a minimum of 350 units and not to exceed 1,131 units. The value of the unit varies according to the IMF Monetary Standard."...

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Boeing supports Saudi aerospace ecosystem
February 11, 2019

RIYADH — Boeing, the National Industrial Development and Logistics Program of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (NIDLP), Saudi Arabian Industrial Investments Company (Dussur), and the Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden), signed a Memorandum of Understanding last Monday that will further the development of the aerospace industry of Saudi Arabia.

“Boeing congratulates NIDLP, Ma’aden and Dussur for this exciting new partnership that"...

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GACA launches initiatives to develop national air transport industries
February 5, 2019

JEDDAH — The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has launched eight initiatives targeting various sectors in the field of civil aviation and logistical services. This comes within the National Industrial Development and Logistics Program, one of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 programs aimed at transforming the Kingdom into a leading industrial power and an international logistic platform.

GACA aims through its vision which comes in line"...

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Saudia Cargo to participate in Air Cargo Africa 2019
February 4, 2019

SAUDI Airlines Cargo Company prepares to participate in the fifth edition of the international event Air Cargo Africa 2019, in Johannesburg, South Africa on Feb. 19-21, 2019.

Saudia Cargo’s Chief Executive Officer Omar Hariri will be a speaker at the event where the company will display a distinctive pavilion offering networking opportunities and different information regarding the company’s latest developments, commercial activities, various"...

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Flight cancellation: Passengers must get refund
January 31, 2019

Jeddah — Passengers have to right to ticket refund and compensation equivalent to 100% of the unused sector if an air carrier notifies them of the cancellation of an international flight 14 days before the original time of travel, according to the Department of Customer Protection at the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA).

If an international flight cancellation is notified between 14 days and 24 hours before the original scheduled departure,"...

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Saudia backs debut Saudi International Airshow
January 27, 2019

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has announced its role as the main sponsor of the Saudi International Airshow, taking place from March 12 to 14 at Al Thumamah Airport in Riyadh.

The Saudi Airshow will be held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Sultan Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, chairman of"...

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