Saudi Arabia

Capital
Riyadh
Country Code
966
Currency
Saudi Riyal (SAR)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Military / Diplomatic Flights
Telephone +966 11 4055000 Detail type: Phone +966 11 4055000
Fax +966 11 4030159 Detail type: Fax +966 11 4030159
Fax +966 11 4414626 Detail type: Fax +966 11 4414626
Flight Operations Department
Telephone +966 12 6855508 Detail type: Phone +966 12 6855508
Telephone +966 12 6137833 Detail type: Phone +966 12 6137833
Email fltops@gaca.gov.sa Detail type: Email fltops@gaca.gov.sa
Fax +966 12 6855236 Detail type: Fax +966 12 6855236
Hajj & Umrah Air Transport Department
Telephone +966 12 6137722 Detail type: Phone +966 12 6137722
Telephone +966 12 6137758 Detail type: Phone +966 12 6137758
Email hajumrah@gaca.gov.sa Detail type: Email hajumrah@gaca.gov.sa
Fax +966 12 6855031 Detail type: Fax +966 12 6855031
Saudi Air Navigation Services
Telephone +966 12 6717717 Detail type: Phone +966 12 6717717
Email ans@gaca.gov.sa Detail type: Email ans@gaca.gov.sa
Fax +966 12 6719041 Detail type: Fax +966 12 6719041
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GACA - General Authority of Civil Aviation
Telephone +966 1 26405000 Detail type: Phone +966 1 26405000
Telephone +966 1 26405000 Detail type: Phone +966 1 26405000
Email gaca-info@gaca.gov.sa Detail type: Email gaca-info@gaca.gov.sa
Email atcd@gaca.gov.sa Detail type: Email atcd@gaca.gov.sa
Fax +966 11 5253222 Detail type: Fax +966 11 5253222
Website https://gaca.gov.sa Detail type: Website https://gaca.gov.sa
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Commercial Operations Requirements:
Overflight Permit: Yes
Traffic Landing Permit: Yes
Technical Landing Permit: Yes

Private Operations Requirements:
Overflight Permit: Yes
Traffic Landing Permit: Yes
Technical Landing Permit: Yes

- Application for permits (OVF & Landing) in respect of all civil aircraft operations shall be submitted via GACA website.
- No aircraft departing from aerodromes in Israel will be allowed to service, refuel or land at any aerodrome within the territory of Saudi Arabia, nor will aircraft be cleared from any aerodrome in Saudi Arabia to any aerodrome in Israel. This restriction also applies to aircraft wishing to overfly Saudi Arabia territory to or from aerodromes in Israel.
- For scheduled commercial flights must submit all required applications documents to the GACA at least 120 days prior to intended operation.
- Scheduled flights in transit across the territory of the Saudi Arabia or landing for reasons other than for the purpose of loading and unloading of passengers, cargo or mail (i.e. non-revenue flights) must obtain prior permission from GACA least 15 days prior to the flight. The carrier may not transit Saudi Arabia territory unless and until it receives authorization to do so from the GACA.
- For non-schedule flights: Applications for permits in respect of civil aircraft must be received by GACA three working days in advance of a proposed flight.
- For private flight: Applications must received by the GACA three working days in advance of a proposed flight; any request for clearance which does not provide three working days prior notice will be disregarded except in cases of emergency or extreme urgency.
- For military and diplomatic and government flight: Applications must be submitted fifteen days in advance to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the address above.

Airports in Saudi Arabia

Airport Name IATA ICAO City
King Abdulaziz Air Base DHA OEDR
King Abdulaziz International Airport JED OEJN Jeddah
King Fahd International Airport DMM OEDF Ad Dammam
King Khaled International Airport RUH OERK Riyadh
Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport MED OEMA Medina
Abha Regional Airport AHB OEAB Abha
Al Ahsa Airport HOF OEAH
Al Baha Airport ABT OEBA
Al-Jawf Domestic Airport AJF OESK Al-Jawf
Al Qaisumah/Hafr Al Batin Airport AQI OEPA Qaisumah
Al Wajh Domestic Airport EJH OEWJ Al Wajh
Arar Domestic Airport RAE OERR Arar
Bisha Airport BHH OEBH
Gassim Airport ELQ OEGS Buraydah
Gurayat Domestic Airport URY OEGT Gurayat
Ha'il Airport HAS OEHL Ha'il
Jizan Regional Airport GIZ OEGN Jizan
Jubail Airport QJB OEJB Jubail
King Faisal Naval Base OEJF Jeddah
King Khaled Air Base KMX OEKM