Flynas receives first Airbus 330 plane as part of fleet expansion

Updated 20 May 2014
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Flynas receives first Airbus 330 plane as part of fleet expansion

King Khaled International Airport (KKIA) witnessed last week the arrival of the first Airbus 330 aircraft to join the flynas fleet. The aircraft was received by key executives from the airline headed by Bander Al-Mohanna, deputy group CEO-NAS Holding, Raja Azmi, flynas CEO, and Wael Al-Sarhan, director of marketing and communication, along with key officials from KKIA and members of the press.
The wide body aircraft has various key features, including a capacity of 327 seats comprising 12 Business class and 291 Economy class. In addition, flynas unveiled its new Economy Plus cabin of 24 seats. The new aircraft has a unique interior design and offers entertainment features to ensure a comfortable journey for all flynas guests.
Azmi stated that his team is in a challenging marathon to achieve the company’s objectives in becoming a global airline providing the best services as well as ensuring smooth and comfortable travel for all.
Azmi added that this type of aircraft was required as part of the global flights program, flynas’ 2014 project to expand to long-haul destinations. The Airbus 330 offers advanced technical features and the ability to fly up to 12,500 km continuously.
The Airbus A330 has a luxurious business cabin offering its guests spacious 60 inch flatbed seat, in addition to other features such as in-flight entertainment. Economy class Guests will also enjoy comfortable seats with a 32 inch pitch and in-flight entertainment.
Discussing the experience which will be offered onboard the Airbus 330, Wael Al-Sarhan, director of marketing and communication, said: “flynas promises a unique and distinct experience onboard this type of aircraft, which will contribute in providing various features for all customer segments, in addition to fulfilling the increasing demand in air transport in the Kingdom via the global flights program on flynas.


Role of Indian engineers in KSA lauded at IEF meet

Updated 17 July 2019
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Role of Indian engineers in KSA lauded at IEF meet

Indian Engineers Forum (IEF) Jeddah Chapter recently held its 13th annual general meeting at Hotel Ramada Continental.

Ambassador of India to Saudi Arabia Dr. Ausaf Sayeed graced the event as chief guest and Consul General of India Noor Rahman Sheikh was guest of honor. IEF President Mohammed Sayeeduddin presided over the function.

Expressing appreciation for the activities of the forum, Ambassador Dr. Sayeed recalled its foundation in 2016 during his tenure as consul general of India in Jeddah.

He lauded Sayeeduddin, Amir Khan, Shuja Sheriff and other members and engineers for the activities of the forum and their contribution to the development of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Sayeed highlighted scarcity of water as an acute problem in the world in general and in India in particular. He shared his experience of interacting with engineers in the US, who developed a water condensation machine to extract water from humid air.

Consul General Noor Rahman Sheikh applauded IEF for its services to the engineering community in Saudi Arabia. He highlighted how the excellence of Indian engineers in each sector has impacted society. 

“Our zeal to be the best in whatever we do was demonstrated during last year’s Hajj. The mobile app developed by the Consul General of India is going to help the 200,000 pilgrims expected to come this year,” he said.

Amir Khan, founder and chairman of IEF, said IEF provides a platform for networking, career advancement, community service, and technology exchange. He urged Indian engineers to play a vital role in the development of Saudi Arabia, which he said would help strengthen the relations between India and the Kingdom.

Sayeeduddin thanked Dr. Sayeed for his support in the foundation of IEF. He announced that, having served as founding president for the last 13 years, he is now stepping down and the new president, unanimously elected, will be Khan Mustafa.

Nadeem Ahmed Ali, executive member of IEF, delivered a presentation on digital disruption.

Syed Nasir Khursheed, IEF general secretary, conducted the program.

Indian real estate advisory firm/ institutional channel partner 360 Realtors LLP participated in the event and were the main sponsors. A presentation covering major construction, residential and commercial projects in India was made by S. K. Vivek Kumar, head of international sales, 360 Realtors. Amit Hariyal also delivered a presentation on residential projects across the Indian cities of Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune. 

Abdul Rahman, general manager of TA Infra Projects, expressed happiness to be part of the IEF.

Khader Memon made a presentation titled “Special Investment Plan.”

The chief guest, guest of honor and sponsors were presented mementoes as a token of appreciation by the IEF president and executive committee. This was followed by the release of the annual magazine of the forum, Spectrum 2019, edited by Muazzam Sayeed.

A lively session of quiz was conducted by Munnawar Amafh. 

The event was attended by a number of guests from across the Kingdom, including Abdul Haseeb Hazari, Danish Ghafoor, Siadat Ali Khan, Shameem Kausar and Ahmed Omais.

The program started with a recitation of the Holy Qur’an by Talha Khan. Ashraf Nawaz Qureshi, IEF treasurer, welcomed the guests.

IEF Vice President Abu Bakar Sherkhan introduced the chief guest while Mohammed Shoebuddin, IEF chief coordinator, presented a vote of thanks.