Middle East

Saudi Arabia signs civil aviation agreement with Somalia

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Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) signed a memorandum of understanding and initialed a bilateral agreement with the Federal Republic of Somalia.

The memorandum of understanding states that air operations between the two countries, “from” and “to” 4 international destinations to be determined at a later time by both parties. The respected carriers on each side have the right to operate 4 regular flights and seven 7 air cargo flights a week, while restricting transport right under the Fifth Freedom Rights for air cargo.

The memorandum of understanding also stated the principle of multiple appointments of the national carriers on each side, as well as an agreement on the mode of transport, including code sharing and sudden and additional operation. They also agreed to allow their respective carriers to operate leased aircraft as well as the right to link carriers without having transport rights.

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