Saudi Arabian Airlines plans start operations in Manila

August 5, 2014 9:32 am

Saudi Arabian Airlines sent request to the Philippine commercial air service regulator asking for permission to operate international scheduled passenger and cargo services, according to a filing with the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB), Saudi Gazette reported. Saudi Arabian Airlines applied for a foreign air carrier permit, the first step in a process that will ultimately require Presidential approval. The CAB, meanwhile, said it is scheduled a hearing for Saudi Arabian Airlines’ application on Aug. 27. Under Section 16 of Republic Act 776, the carrier is required to publish a notice of hearing at least once for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation.