Airspace congestion piles up huge delays in Gulf region
Topics: AIRSPACE GULF
Speaking to Gulf Times at the IATA headquarters in Geneva, its director general and CEO Alexandre de Junaic said the crisis could be solved either by investing in a new system or improving the existing air traffic management (ATM) in the Gulf Co-operation Council region.
“The situation (GCC airspace congestion) is pretty bad. Much better co-operation among the stakeholders is required to effectively address the issue.
“Lack of co-operation contributes to the situation. It is even worse due to the peculiar geography of the region.
“Then you have the political crisis in the region including the blockade on Qatar,” de Juniac pointed out. ■