Saudia Cargo awarded ground service provider certificate by GACA

posted on 15th April 2019 by Justin Burns

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has approved Saudi Airlines Cargo Company’s license as a ground handling service provider (GACAR 151).

The certificate was awarded after completion of all technical and operational standards and in achieving high levels of compliance with the global rules and regulations of aviation security and safety.

It was awarded at the Global Aviation Summit that took place in Riyadh from 1-2 April.

At the presentation, Saudia Cargo’s chief executive officer, Omar Hariri thanked GACA for their “trust and consistent support” to the air cargo and ground handling sectors.

He added: “This license will further enhance Saudia Cargo’s ground handling capabilities & opportunities thus increasing the logistical income into the Saudi economy in line with the Saudi vision 2030 that aims to transform the Kingdom into a global logistics hub.”

Saudia Cargo provides a variety of ground handling services for international air cargo carriers operating through the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s main international airports (Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam and Al Madina). The carrier can handle more than 1.7 million tons of cargo per year.