The General Administration of Civil Aviation has given approximately 40 license holders in special entities related to the air transport market a period of 30 working days, starting from January 11, to amend their status and obtain approval from the administration in order to resume their activities.
The sources mentioned that the Civil Aviation authority has requested the Ministry of Trade and Industry to notify license holders, who do not require a commercial headquarters and operate in the air transport market, of the necessity to obtain approval from the administration and fulfill the specified controls within the given deadline.
The Ministry of Trade and Industry has acknowledged the procedural right of the Civil Aviation authority to obtai prior approval as a condition for issuing any commercial licenses to special entities under its jurisdiction. The sources further revealed that the Civil Aviation authority has officially listed several activities related to the air transport market and subject to management control, including organizing tourist trips, tourist guidance, hotel booking services, and organizing cultural trips abroad.
ZThey clarified that tourism activities included in the Ministry’s decision regarding individual licenses of a small or private nature, which do not require a physical business location, fall under the supervision of the Civil Aviation authority due to their specific control requirements. Consequently, licenses issued in this regard have been included in the Civil Aviation authority’s list for status amendment. The administration’s position is based on its interpretation and application of the United Nations inti8iernational classification of economic activities, which states that these activities fall under its jurisdiction.