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Saudi Arabia signs agreement to establish regional HQs for IATA

Saudi Arabia signs agreement to establish regional HQs for IATA

Saudi Arabia becomes a place for the International Air Transport Association’s headquarter. The international body IATA to establish its regional office in the Kingdom, according to the agreement.

International Air Transport Association and the top Saudi officials have signed the agreement on Tuesday. The signing ceremony attended by the President of Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) and Vice President of the IATA for the African and Middle Eastern region.

The agreement aligns with the Saudi interest in supporting and promoting the role of regional and international civil aviation organizations. Moreover, the cooperation with IATA significantly contributes to the Kingdom’s distinguished efforts to empower organizations based in the Middle Eastern country. The cooperation will provide various forms of support to assist in contributing to the development of the field of air transport, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Amid the post-pandemic era, the presence of the regional office of the IATA in the Kingdom will augment the provision of the necessary support for air transport companies.  The international body will be providing consultations and training courses, as well as providing the civil aviation industry in the Kingdom with data and information related to international air transport.