GACA fines for the first quarter of 2024 surpass 5.3 million riyals

April 18, 2024

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) issued its report for the first quarter of 2024. The report revealed that GACA issued 185 violations during this period and imposed fines exceeding 5.3 million riyals on entities and individuals that violated the Civil Aviation Law, executive regulations and instructions issued by GACA.

The report showed that GACA issued 111 violations, amounting to more than 3.6 million riyals, against air carriers for failures to comply with GACA’s instructions regarding the advance passenger registration system and time slots. Thirty-one violations were issued to some air carriers for violating the executive regulations to protect the rights of customers, with a total fine amounting to more than 1.3 million riyals. In addition, GACA issued three violations, amounting to 45 thousand riyals, against some licensed companies for not complying with the GACA’s instructions in carrying out the licensed activity. Another two violations, amounting to 40 thousand riyals, were placed on two air transport companies for not complying with the provisions of GACA-issued licenses.

The report also revealed that GACA issued 38 fines against individuals for crossing prohibited areas, committing violations on board aircraft, using drones without a license, and flying light-weight aircraft without a permit. These fines against individuals amounted to a total of 252,700 riyals.

GACA explained that these measures fall within the framework of its emphasis on transparency and clarity. GACA confirmed its continued commitment to its regulatory and supervisory role in the aviation sector, and to improving the experience of travelers and enhancing the quality of air transport services in the Kingdom.

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