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

Saudi Arabia has suspended licences 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.

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".

"This decision comes in the context of the GACA (regarding)the safety of passengers and to preserve their lives," the statement said.



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