Qatar Airways CEO, Akbar al-Baker, stated the Gulf region should have a common ATC policy (gulf times, 26-Oct-2009).
Qatar Airways: “In the Gulf region, we must have a common policy on air traffic control. This is essential because we have several big airports in the region, all within 45 minutes flying time. A common air traffic control policy will ensure hassle-free traffic,” Akbar al-Baker, CEO. Source: Gulf Times, 26-Oct-2009.