Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) confirmed its dispute with the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA) is yet to be resolved. The dispute relates to landing rights at airports in both nations (Arab News, 13-May-2010). Low cost carrier’s SAMA and nasair are denied landing rights at Cairo International Airport, which Saudi Arabia states is a breach of their open skies policy. Only Egyptair is permitted landing rights. In return, Cairo Aviation and Air Cairo are awaiting approval to launch operations to Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport.
Saudi Arabia and Egypt still to resolve landing rights
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