Renowned Qatar’s national carrier of Qatar is all set to launch its new airline by the end of this year in Saudi Arabia. According to the official of General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in Saudi Arabia, Al Maha airline will finally start its operations in the Kingdom this year. As a part of a plan to fulfill the needs of domestic flights in Saudi Arabia, Al Maha Airways and Bahrain based airline, Saudi Gulf were given joint rights in 2012. After three years of planning and other required paper work, this much awaited airline will began its flights this year.
Al Maha Airways is an initiative taken by a renowned and one of the biggest airline, Qatar Airways. Al Maha Airways will start its operations from Saudi Arabia in the third quarter of this year with initially 10 aircrafts which will expands up to 50 aircrafts in 2 to 3 years. The focus of this airline is to operate domestic and regional flights with the narrow and wide body Airbus airplanes.
Earlier, the Director General of GACA Sulaiman Abdullah Al Hamdan said that the airline does not meet the regulations required to receive a license and this is the main reason behind its delay.