civil aviation administration has awarded an air operator’s certificate (AOC)
to start-up carrier Wataniya Airways, the passenger
airline which intends to begin operations early next year.
carrier will initially use two Airbus A320 aircraft on services to destinations
south and west of the emirate.
Wataniya Airways received the AOC from civil aviation
administration president Fawaz Al-Farah. The
carrier’s chairman, Abdulsalam Al-Bahar,
says that securing the AOC is a “highly important development” for the company.
start-up freight carrier LoadAir, the third new
operator in the country following Wataniya and Jazeera Airways, has also just obtained its AOC.