ACI Asia-Pacific to set up its new Middle East office in Saudi Arabia

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Matarat Holding Company, a subsidiary of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Saudi Arabia, has updated that the Airports Council International (ACI) Asia Pacific will establish a branch in Riyadh that will work closely with its Hong Kong headquarters to support member airports in the Middle East.

ACI’s Asia Pacific division strives to increase its members’ capacity to support their passengers, staff, and stakeholders by advocating for regulations and offering services.

Additionally, the organization encourages environmentally sound methods to lessen aviation’s negative environmental effects and to honor airport staff employees who have made great progress on their environmental projects.

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Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Alduailej
President – GACA
Chairman – Matarat

“Today’s announcement of a regional ACI headquarters in Riyadh reflects Saudi Arabia’s leadership on the world stage of global aviation, in line with Vision 2030 and the National Transport and Logistics Strategy.”


Sharing his delight at the reveal, the Acting CEO of Matarat Holding Co. Mr. Suliman Albassam shared that, “We are pleased to host a new office of the ACI Asia, Pacific, and Middle East in Riyadh. This step comes in continuation of our efforts to achieve the objectives of the Vision 2030 by attracting international companies and institutions to set up their headquarters in Saudi Arabia.”

The Matarat Acting CEO highlighted that the move will improve the passenger experience by replicating the world’s best practices.

“This step comes in line with the National Aviation strategy which seeks to chart the future of the sector to make Saudi Arabia the regional and global pioneer; to achieve the objectives of the Saudi Vision 2030.” Mr. Albassam added.

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