20. April 2011 09:40
In order to liberalize the mutual aviation ties, Saudi Arabia and United States recently signed an Open Skies bilateral agreement.
According to the statement released by US Secretary of State, the new agreement is designed to further strengthen existing trade and tourism relations. The agreement will also prove to be beneficial for the United States and Saudi Arabian business and travelers.
The agreement along with safety and security to the aviation sector will help in the airlines’ expansion and also in managing the price competition among the international airlines.
At present Saudi Arabian Airlines serves three United States cities such as New York, Washington DC and Frankfort Kentucky. The airline also has close links with Boeing, one of the largest aircraft manufacturers.
The national carrier of Saudi Arabia is also planning to join the SkyTeam alliance in 2012, which will make it the first Middle East carrier to become a member of the alliance group.
Saudi Arabia’s aviation sector has been putting great efforts to widespread its aviation program and also to launch its new regional airport, which will be inaugurated this week.