Etihad Airways introduces maiden flight to Sanaa

Updated 02 September 2013
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Etihad Airways introduces maiden flight to Sanaa

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has launched its inaugural flight from Abu Dhabi to Sanaa.
Etihad Airways serves the Yemeni capital four times a week from Abu Dhabi.
A high-level delegation from Yemen’s political and commercial capital, including Transport Minister Waed Bathib, Tourism Minister Qasim Sallam Said, representatives from the ministry of education and civil aviation security, and senior airport officials received the maiden flight upon its arrival in Sanaa.
Khaled El Mehairbi, Etihad Airways’ SVP-government and aeropolitical affairs, led the airline’s delegation.
It included Hassan Al-Hammadi, SVP-executive affairs and corporate security, and Ali Murtada, VP-sales for the Middle East, Levant and Africa.
Etihad Airways President and CEO James Hogan said: “The launch of direct services to Sanaa is consistent with our strategy of adding depth and scale to our network and targeting areas of growth in emerging markets.”
The launch was celebrated with a reception followed by a banquet attended by the UAE Red Crescent bureau based in Yemen, members of the travel trade and a media delegation from the UAE.
Marking the launch of services, Etihad Airways also will visit Al-Khair Public School and Um Habiba School in the city, where staff and volunteers are due to distribute 1,000 bags filled with stationery and school supplies to students. The effort is arranged in collaboration with the UAE Red Crescent.
More than 90,000 Yemeni nationals live in the UAE and the country is Yemen’s largest regional trading partner, with annual trade valued at over $2 billion, including $1.6 billion in UAE exports.
Overall, the UAE accounts for almost 20 percent of Yemen’s total imports.


Bahri strengthens market footprint in Asia-Pacific region

Khalid Al-Garawi, senior manager, Bahri Chemicals.
Updated 21 April 2019
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Bahri strengthens market footprint in Asia-Pacific region

Saudi logistics and transportation company Bahri has announced the expansion of its market presence in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region’s maritime industry. The stronger presence will help the company gain deeper insights into market trends as well as customer needs in chemicals and logistics sectors in Singapore and the wider APAC region.
The announcement took place at a ceremony held on April 5 at Regent Hotel in Singapore, in the presence of Abdullah Aldubaikhi, CEO of Bahri, and senior executives of the region’s oil majors, petrochemical trading companies and ship brokers.
The expansion will also enable Bahri Logistics and Bahri Chemicals, two of five business units of the company, to market their offerings, acquire new clients, serve existing clients, and channelize the communications. Bahri has plans to expand the services of its other business units to the APAC region in the future.
Bahri CEO Aldubaikhi said: “In our efforts to deliver on Bahri’s vision of connecting economies, sharing prosperity, and driving excellence in global logistics services, we have been actively pursuing the company’s ambitious long-term strategy to drive sustainable growth and expand its market footprint. As a result, we have established a solid presence regionally and globally. Our expansion in the Asia-Pacific region represents a key milestone in our journey, and with this, we have come even closer to our customers, allowing us to serve them better offering a wider range of industry services and unprecedented value.”
Over the past 41 years, Bahri has steadily expanded market presence to cement its position as a global leader in the maritime industry. The company currently has offices in Saudi Arabia, UAE, US and India, in addition to a vast network of agents across the Middle East and Africa, US, Europe, and Asia.
Bahri Chemicals is the largest owner and operator of chemical carriers in the Middle East, serving 150 ports worldwide. It owns and operates 36 chemical/product tankers with a capacity of 1.1 million DWT designed to the highest specifications, capable of carrying a wide range of chemical cargoes. The first business unit within Bahri, Bahri Logistics, is one of the top 10 breakbulk carriers in the world and operates six new state-of-the-art multipurpose vessels with 26,000 DWT each on a regular liner schedule.