GACA Profile

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia emerged from the Presidency of Civil Aviation in 2006. Since then GACA has been on a mission to become a main contributor to the GDP of the Kingdom while growing and modernizing its aviation sector employing mostly qualified Saudis.

Over the years, the Kingdom has achieved unprecedented growth and has made qualitative leaps in civil aviation, whose growth has helped to drive development at airports across Saudi Arabia, covering major developments in passenger transportation, air cargo, airport construction and equipment, air navigation and control.



Enable Saudi Arabia’s global aviation leadership, by providing passenger-centric and digitally enabled regulatory services. 


A globally leading, innovative, and trusted aviation regulator. 


GACA’s strategic objectives:

- Ensuring the highest levels of safety and security in the Kingdom’s civil aviation sector
- Developing economic policies to enable the growth of air traffic, enhancing air connectivity and the quality of provided services to passengers, protecting their rights and ensuring fair competition
- Developing sustainable measures and policies to reduce carbon emissions and environmental impact
- Reinforcing the oversight role of the Authority and supervising the implementation of the Saudi Aviation Strategy, including the application of global best practices in technology and innovation.