Saudi-Qatari aviation accord signed

Published May 22nd, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

Head of the Saudi Civil Aviation Authority, Ali Khalaf, and Qatari Ambassador to Riyadh Ali Mahmoud, recently signed a bilateral aviation service accord, reported Al-Hayat daily.  


The agreement aims to regulate the air-space traffic between the two states. It will also facilitate the arrangement of flight schedules as well as select national air-carriers.  


The accord is part of the measures being taken to upgrade Saudi Arabia’s aviation sector, led by the construction of three new airports.  


Last year, Prince Sultan Abdul Aziz, second deputy premier and minister of defense and aviation, signed three contracts in an effort to modernize several local airports during a three year period. Under the contracts, renovations are made on both the King Abdul Aziz International airport and the Riyadh Airbase. — (MENA Report)

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