Saudi Arabia suspends Iran's Mahan Air license to use its air space

By REUTERS
April 4, 2016 22:20




DUBAI - Saudi Arabia has suspended licenses granted to Iran's Mahan Air to fly through its air space or land at its airports due to violations of local safety rules, the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) said on Monday.

Aviation sources said in January that around 150 direct flights between Iran and Saudi Arabia that carry thousands of pilgrims every month had been halted after Riyadh severed diplomatic relations with Tehran.

The GACA said in a statement that several violations related to airline safety had been committed by flights operated by Mahan Air to the kingdom, "prompting the suspension of licenses granted to the company".


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