GACA tells new airlines to charge Saudia fares
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GACA tells new airlines to charge Saudia fares

GACA tells new airlines to charge Saudia fares

Faisal Al-Suqair, vice president of Saudi Arabia's General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) has said the regulator has made it obligatory for new airlines to be given licenses to operate inside the kingdom to apply the domestic rates charged by the Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), Arab News has reported. Saudia's rates would be applied to economy class while competition would be left open for first and business classes in addition to international flights, he said. "There are terms and conditions under which other airlines would be licensed to operate domestic flights including a firm commitment not to raise domestic fare," he said. GACA plans to announce the names of the companies or alliances, which will be granted a "national air carrier license" in October, while the actual operations of these companies will start in the last quarter of 2013.

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