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Saudi Arabia allows all flights to and from UAE to fly over the Kingdom

All flights to and from UAE will be allowed to fly over Saudi Arabia. (File/AFP)
All flights to and from UAE will be allowed to fly over Saudi Arabia. (File/AFP)
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02 Sep 2020 11:09:23 GMT9
02 Sep 2020 11:09:23 GMT9
  • The announcement came after a request was made by the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority to let all flights to and from the Emirates to fly over Saudi territory
  • Saudi Minister of foreign affairs said the agreement would not change the Kingdom’s stance towards the Palestinian cause

Arab News

DUBAI: Saudi General Authority for Civil Aviation, GACA, has approved the UAE’s request to allow all flights over the Kingdom’s airspace, state news agency SPA reported on Wednesday.

The announcement came after a request was made by the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority to the GACA to allow all flights to and from the Emirates to fly over Saudi territory, the report added.

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Faisal bin Farhan said the agreement would not change the Kingdom’s stance towards the Palestinian cause.

“The Kingdom’s firm position towards the Palestinian cause and the Palestinian people will not change by allowing flights to and from the UAE to pass over Saudi airspace, the Kingdom appreciates all efforts to achieve a just and lasting peace in accordance with the Arab Peace Initiative,” Farhan tweeted.

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