Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has revoked the license of Qatar Airways and ordered its offices to be closed within 48 hours, the regulatory body said in a statement.

Any licenses granted to Qatar Airways employees would also be withdrawn, the statement said.

The move comes a day after GACA banned all Qatari planes from landing in the kingdom’s airports, following the worst rift in years among the Gulf countries.

Source: National News Agency