Saudi Arabia Replaces Head of Civil Aviation by Royal Decree Amid Airport Delays

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Saudi Arabia replaced the head of its civil aviation authority on Wednesday, Reuters reports, appointing Abdelhadi Al-Mansouri president of the General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA).

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