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Cheap fuel to foreign airlines setting up market in Saudi Arabia

by Richa G 5. March 2013 09:39

The passengers could get access to cheap air tickets even more to Saudi Arabia as the foreign airlines have been promised discounted jet fuel if they set up domestic market in the kingdom.

Media reports recently said that the Saudi Arabia government is luring foreign airlines to set up in its domestic market with the promise of cheap jet fuel. The government is pursuing the move to strengthen the aviation sector in the country keeping in line with its fledgling open skies policy.

Media reports quoted Prince Fahd bin Abdullah as saying that all the domestic operators would be provided jet fuel at equal rates. He also said that the jet fuel price would be much less in comparison to what is currently being offered in the neighboring regions.

Prince Fahd bin Abdullah is currently holding the post of President of Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Civil Aviation.

In December 2012, Qatar’s national flag carrier Qatar Airways and Bahrain’s national flag carrier Gulf Air were among the first international airlines to be given licenses to operate domestic services in Saudi Arabia.

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