flyadeal announces National Day fare promotion

Updated 20 September 2017
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flyadeal announces National Day fare promotion

flyadeal, the Kingdom’s new low fare airline, opened for sale with a launch promotion for its first flight on Saudi National Day. All seats on the two special flights that will be operated on Saturday were being offered for sale at SR48 ($12) one-way.
The sale promotion continues with additional fares on double-daily flights between Jeddah and Riyadh from Sunday until midnight on Sept. 30 with the travel period running until Oct. 31. Bookings can be made only via the flyadeal official website (flyadeal.com) or the all-female Customer Engagement Center (CEC) on 920000212.
The website follows a simple design with white space and vibrant colors, informational videos about flyadeal and instructions on how to book a fare, choose a seat or pre-order a meal. The airline said it continues to communicate its “only pay for what you need” message, staying consistent with its social media campaign of recent months. By offering choices and a good price, flyadeal said it is looking to address the demands of budget conscious travelers in Saudi Arabia.
The website revealed two product features that will be a talking point with flyadeal customers. The first is a free 10 kg cabin bag allowance which offers customers in the Kingdom the most generous carry-on allowance on an economy class ticket. The second was a trial of Ladies Only rows that are reserved for female customers seeking the comfort of a dedicated space.
CEO of flyadeal Con Korfiatis said: “This is a very special time for the Kingdom and we are proud to commence flying on this auspicious day. We therefore chose to mark the day with a very special fare and let the low fare flyadeal experience speak for itself. Join us.”
He added: “Visit our website or call our Customer Engagement Center. Be smart and fly for less with flyadeal.”


Saudi port ‘most advanced’

Updated 21 April 2018
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Saudi port ‘most advanced’

King Abdullah Port has concluded its participation in the Global Infrastructure Congress by winning an award for the most advanced port. The award was presented during the closing ceremony of the conference, which was recently held at the Grand Hyatt Dubai hotel. The event was held under the patronage of UAE’s Minister of Infrastructure Development Abdullah B. Al-Nuaimi, and in partnership with the Federal Transport Authority — Land and Maritime and the Sheikh Zayed Housing Program.
Rayan Qutub, CEO of King Abdullah Port, said: “The award represents a culmination of the port’s efforts in realizing Vision 2030 as a key player in the maritime shipping and logistics sector.” He extended his thanks and appreciation to Al-Nuaimi for “the valuable award, which reflects the status the port has reached after only five years of operation.”
The award came in recognition of the port’s efforts in innovating new, distinguished practices in the port sector, in addition to providing world-class ideas, initiatives and projects that contribute to empowering and delivering sustainable and ready-to-use infrastructure solutions. It was announced that King Abdullah Port had won among more than 100 participants.
King Abdullah Port also participated in the Port and Marine Infrastructure Forum, which was attended by representatives from ministries, port authorities, private sector developers, and industry actors. Qutub delivered a detailed presentation on the port’s latest developments in regards to infrastructure and operations during a session titled “Global Perspectives and Best Practices.”
As of the end of 2017, King Abdullah Port has become the second-largest port in the Kingdom in terms of container handling, and it was recently ranked the eighth fastest-growing port in the world in 2017, according to Alphaliner, the global leader in analyzing maritime transport data, port capabilities and the future of vessels and shipping route development.