Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Saudi Arabia's accelerated aims

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Efforts to boost competition in Saudi Arabia’s duopolistic civil aviation sector are at long last gaining momentum, with both of the kingdom’s upcoming airlines promising to launch services in 2014. But silence by civil aviation authority GACA on the issue of regulatory reform leaves lingering questions about the sector’s long-term prospects.

GACA had originally opened up its skies in December 2006, granting two new carriers – Nas Air and Sama – the right to operate domestic services alongside flag carrier Saudia...