Saudi Transport Minister Inaugurates Future Aviation Forum in Riyadh

10.05.2022 Aviation
Saudi Transport Minister Inaugurates Future Aviation Forum in Riyadh

Saudi Transport Minister Inaugurates Future Aviation Forum in Riyadh

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Under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Minister of Transport and Logistic Services Eng. Saleh Al-Jasser inaugurated Monday the Future Aviation Forum, which is organized by General Authority for Civil Aviation over three days (9-11 May) at the King Abdulaziz International Conference Center in Riyadh.

The forum is considered a qualitative and unique international event in the civil aviation sector for providing an opportunity to exchange knowledge and ideas and discussing the best experiences and practices in developing resources and capacity.

The event will witness signing over 50 agreements and memorandums of understanding, in addition to launching several important policies and strategies for the civil aviation sector, and signing a big number of partnerships between the public and private sectors.

A total of 60 countries are participating in the forum with over 2,000 participants and more than 4,000 people who registered in the forum’s events.

The forum focuses on three main aspects of innovation, growth and sustainability, which are main and effective aspects in the civil aviation sector.

Saudi Arabia’s first ever Future-Aviation Forum will unite international leaders from the private and public sectors, international CEOs, and regulators to shape the evolution of international air travel and put forward new solutions.

On the first day of Future Aviation Forum, Saudi Arabia announced a new Global Air Travel policy in a bid to smooth the process of international air travel.

The General Authority of Civil Aviation developed the tentatively named Harmonizing Air Travel policy in cooperation with the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization.

The new framework is expected to make international journeys simpler, by avoiding the confusion over travel requirements currently discouraging millions of people from booking flights.

“Aviation is the lifeblood of the global economy, and it is crucial to safeguard it from future disruption,” said GACA president Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al-Duailej.

“The Harmonizing Air Travel policy framework demonstrates the leadership role Saudi Arabia is taking to ensure that the sector thrives in the years to come,” he added.

The new policy will be formally presented at the 41st ICAO General Assembly later in 2022 to receive approval from member states.

A recent study by YouGov has found that uncertainty over health requirements is discouraging a significant number of people from traveling abroad.


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