Saudi’s GACA signs deal with Portugal

The Minister of Economy and Planning, Faisal bin Fadel Al-Ibrahim, signed an agreement on air transport services with the Portuguese Ministry of Infrastructure. This agreement was signed on behalf of the Minister of Transport and Logistics Services and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA). The signing took place during the Saudi-Portuguese Joint Committee meetings.

The main objectives of this agreement are as follows:

Establishing Scheduled International Air Services: The agreement is intended to facilitate scheduled international air services between Saudi Arabia and Portugal. This includes enabling airlines from both countries to operate flights to and from each other’s territories.

Aviation Safety and Security: The agreement emphasises the importance of maintaining the highest levels of aviation safety and security. This is crucial to ensure the safety of passengers, aircraft, and aviation operations.

Promoting Trade Exchange: The agreement is expected to boost trade exchange between Saudi Arabia and Portugal. Improved air connectivity can lead to increased business and tourism activities between the two countries.

Supporting Economic Growth: By enhancing air transport services, the agreement aims to contribute to the economic growth of both nations. Efficient and accessible air travel can stimulate economic activity and create opportunities for businesses and individuals.

In summary, this agreement between Saudi Arabia and Portugal is a significant step toward enhancing bilateral air travel and promoting economic ties between the two countries. It emphasises the importance of safety, security, and mutual benefits in international air services.

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