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GACA awards Al Qahtani Gruop domestic services licence

Bahraini carrier, Gulf Air has said it's only acting as consultant to the Al Qahtani Group, which was recently awarded two licences by Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) to Al Qahtani to operate domestic services within the kingdom. "Gulf Air did not bid and has not been awarded domestic traffic rights to operate in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia," the Manama. "Gulf Air has been operating to Saudi Arabia for over 63 years, amassing extensive operational and logistical knowledge of the Kingdom. As such, the national carrier is in a position to support Al Qahtani obtain its Air Operator's Certificate and further facilitate its entrance into the market," the airline said.