Showing posts with label Saudi Arabian Airlines. Show all posts
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30 October, 2017

Saudi Arabian Airlines Head Back to Baghdad

Saudi Arabian Airlines has confirmed to the Saudi state news agency SPA, that it will be heading back to Baghdad with a regular service after a 27-year break.

The carrier's director general, Saleh bin Nasser al-Jasser, will accompany reporters and passengers on the first flight to depart from the Saudi city of Jeddah to Baghdad, due to take place today according to SPA. 

There have been no flights between Saudi
Arabia and Iraq since former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein invaded neighbouring Kuwait in 1990.  Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are both trying hard to sway influence in Baghdad as they see it key in their battle against Iranian influence in the region. 

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18 May, 2015

Saudi Arabian Airlines Fined

Saudi Arabian Airlines has been fined some 1.4 million euros by a regional Belgian government for breaching EU carbon emissions rules, making it the first big non-EU carrier to be fined for breaking the EU aviation law.

The European Union requirement that all aircraft using its airports pay for carbon emissions caused international outcry when it was introduced at the start of 2012.