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.


Top CEO Conference & Awards wraps up in Bahrain

Updated 17 April 2019
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Top CEO Conference & Awards wraps up in Bahrain

The Top CEO Conference & Awards 2019, organized by TRENDS magazine — Mediaquest and international business school INSEAD, has concluded at the Al-Areen Palace and Spa in Bahrain. The event, held on Thursday, included seven key panel discussions under the theme “Growth in a Volatile Future” as well as the Top CEO Awards 2019 ceremony, which recognized the region’s most successful and trendsetting CEOs from more than 700 companies listed on GCC stock exchanges.

Top business leaders and more than 30 speakers from across the GCC shed light on the Middle East’s dynamic but volatile region and the burning issues facing the corporate world today. This year’s theme focused on a score of relevant issues, such as oil price fluctuations, tech disruptions, armed and political schisms that pose new risks, and opportunities. Speakers such as renowned economist Professor Nouriel Roubini provided growth solutions and road maps for businesses in the GCC region.

Alexandre Hawari, CEO of Mediaquest, said: “In its fifth edition, the Top CEO Conference & Awards fully encapsulated the theme of ‘Growth in a Volatile Future’ by acknowledging and exploring the growth transformation that the region is undergoing through digitalization and the fourth industrial revolution amid geopolitical tensions, looming trade wars and a rapidly evolving business environment. Building on the huge success of the previous years, the Top CEO Awards 2019 recognized CEOs and companies who have raised the bar by navigating challenges, implementing new strategies, and have demonstrated unquestionable growth, profitability and excellence in corporate governance.”

The conference kicked off with an opening keynote from Jassim Al-Seddiqi, CEO of the Abu Dhabi Financial Group and chairman of GFH Financial Group, who delved into the potential of transforming the region into a fintech hub and the importance of jumping on the digital bandwagon. 

The prime panel discussion on the “Future of Growth Amid Volatility” brought together five CEOs who explored methods to create future-proof strategies that can not only tackle challenges but also boost growth in a tough geopolitical and economic climate. 

Hisham Al-Rayes, CEO and board member of the GFH Financial Group, said: “Investing in the future in areas such as fintech, education and technology, the foundations for strong, enduring knowledge-based economies, is a priority for the group and the governments of the region in which we invest.”

“The Blockchain Opportunity” and “The Human Factor and Tech Innovation” panels brought together industry experts from Facebook, the Bahrain FinTech Bay and King Abdul Aziz University. 

“The Future of Women’s Business Leadership” panel discussed positive strides taken by GCC governments and businesses in leveling the playing field for women professionals.