Flynas launches Global Flight Routes program

Updated 04 February 2014

Flynas launches Global Flight Routes program

Saudi Arabian national carrier flynas Monday announced the launch of its Global Flight Routes program starting from April 2014, with operating flights from Jeddah to Europe, Southeast Asia and North Africa.
The announcement was made at a flynas press conference held on Monday, which is a day ahead of the carrier’s participation at the Jeddah International Travel and Tourism Exhibition at the Convention Centre Hilton Jeddah.
flynas’ Global Flight Routes program will offer regional travelers access to affordable, high-value international air travel to three continents, namely Europe, Asia and Africa. All of flynas’ international flights will operate out of its hub in Jeddah.
The new global destinations include London Gatwick and Manchester in the UK, Paris in France, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Jakarta in Indonesia and Casablanca in Morocco.
“Flynas is expanding its horizons to operate as a truly international carrier with the launch of our Global Flight Routes program. The expansion of our flight routes to cover long-haul destinations in Europe, Asia and Africa is a key element of our strategy to lead the airline into a new chapter of aggressive growth,” said Raja Azmi, CEO, flynas.
“We have made significant recent investments in enhancing our fleet with the acquisition of Airbus A330 aircraft and upgrading our in-flight offering to include a 12-seat Business Class cabin. In addition, we have upgraded to a highly customer-centric model of service for our Economy Class passengers, making high value affordable air travel accessible to all,” Azmi added.
Business Class passengers will be able to enjoy an incredibly comfortable inflight experience with a seat pitch of 60 inch and a reclinable full flat-bed.
Business class passengers will also enjoy comfort-boosting services such as Lounge Access and Fast Track services, complimentary “Comfort Pack, inflight entertainment as well as individual iPad entertainment and newspapers.

SADAFCO program highlights importance of milk

Updated 22 April 2019

SADAFCO program highlights importance of milk

Saudia Dairy and Foodstuff Company (SADAFCO) recently launched a Kingdom-wide awareness program across public and private schools. The program aims to educate students about the importance of milk as an easy and nutritious solution to support their active lifestyles and nurture growth.

Under the slogan “Healthy Eating Equals Better Health,” SADAFCO will collaborate with trained educators who will visit primary schools to talk about the importance of milk for children’s health and bodies. The program will run until the end of April and aims to reach at least 500,000 girls and boys.

“We acknowledge the nutritional challenges children commonly face, especially in the Middle East, where obesity rates are reported to be more than 50 percent,” said Gabriel Predescu, marketing manager at SADAFCO. “Students in primary schools are generally very active and as a result, their nutritional needs are very high. That’s why, at SADAFCO, we believe that this program will be instrumental in demonstrating the importance of milk in a healthy balanced diet and allow the kids of today to contribute to the development of this great nation.”

In order to encourage students to participate in the program, SADAFCO is also holding an online competition, where the students draw the benefits of drinking milk and share their drawings on social media. Fifty winners will be rewarded with new bicycles from SADAFCO. 

“Milk is recognized as being one of the most nutritious liquid foods available. It contains 14 out of the 18 nutrients humans need, including vitamins, proteins, fats, sugars and carbohydrates,” said Sara Alshehri, event and social media manager at SADAFCO. “We made sure to deliver the message to the students using their language and in an entertaining manner to boost healthy habits among them.”

SADAFCO is a publicly listed company producing dairy and foodstuff products under the Saudia brand name since 1977, a year after the company was formed. Saudia enjoys being one of the market leaders in the Kingdom in the production of tomato paste, ice cream and milk.

Based in Jeddah, SADAFCO operates sales and distribution depots in 24 locations across Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan and Kuwait. Saudia products are also exported to several countries in the MENA region.