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Saudi Arabia looks at opening domestic market to GCC airlines


The Saudi Arabian General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has confirmed it is considering opening its skies to carriers from other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member nations, in a radical attempt to improve the domestic aviation market in the country. In mid Aug-2011, a spokesman for the GACA stated the body is now “seriously considering” a proposal that would open up the Saudi domestic market to foreign competition. [1729 words]

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  • Slow growth in the domestic market
  • LCCs fail to deliver local growth
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines remains dominant carrier
  • A regulatory revolution

Graphs and data:

  • Saudi Arabia passenger traffic and growth: 1997 to 2010
  • Saudi Arabia domestic passenger traffic: Domestic and international airports
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