Hyundai traffic safety campaign a success

Updated 30 November 2017
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Hyundai traffic safety campaign a success

Hyundai Motor Company and its authorized distributors in Saudi Arabia, Wallan Trading Company, Almajdouie Motors Co, and Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors Co., have announced the success of the Hyundai Traffic Safety campaign, which was organized over a period of 45 days.
Aimed at educating university students about traffic laws, regulations and safe driving measures, the initiative was launched under the name “Traffic Safety Day,” and reached more than 10,000 students from three Saudi universities.
The event started in the Eastern region, at Dhahran’s King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, and coincided with the start of the new academic year. Many people attended lectures and seminars aimed at raising awareness of road safety, presented by renowned Saudi motorsport champion Saeed Al-Mauri and supervised by traffic safety experts from the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation. Students also took part in field test-drives of some Hyundai cars, including its new Sonata and Azera models.
Afterwards, the Traffic Safety Day moved to Jeddah’s University of Business and Technology (UBT), where lecturers focused on road safety-related topics such as driving techniques and consideration for other road users. During the seminars, traffic experts answered students’ questions about various traffic laws and regulations, and distributed many promotional materials that urge people to adhere to traffic rules to make the roads safer. To ensure the campaign message received widespread distribution, several print, radio and social media representatives were invited to the sessions.
After the completion of the second phase in Jeddah, the campaign moved to Riyadh’s Al-Yamamah University, where faculty members joined students to attend the activities and events. Faculty members said they wished to make traffic safety activities an annual event at the university as this is in their students’ best interests.
Mike Song, head of Middle East and Africa region at Hyundai Motor Company, said: “This campaign reflects the vision and values of Hyundai, which aim to ensure the highest levels of traffic safety for all road users, eliminating the harm caused by traffic accidents, including deaths, injuries and opportunities lost.”
He added: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to the success of the campaign, hoping that this campaign would help consolidate and support local efforts to improve road safety, and believe that education and raising awareness can bring about permanent improvement.”


Saudi carrier Flynas cruises to more glory at Skytrax awards ceremony in Paris

Updated 14 min 40 sec ago
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Saudi carrier Flynas cruises to more glory at Skytrax awards ceremony in Paris

RIYADH: Saudi carrier Flynas recently won two Skytrax awards; one for the Best Low-Cost Airline in the Middle East for the third consecutive year and one for the Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East.
The airline was given the honors during the Skytrax World-Airline Awards ceremony, held in Paris on Tuesday, on the sidelines of the Paris Air Show.
Bander Al-Mohanna, Flynas’ CEO, said: “These awards are a remarkable national achievement for our beloved Kingdom in the aviation sector. We pride ourselves on our professional staff who are constantly contributing toward the development of the air transport industry through seeking excellence and leadership.”
Al-Mohanna also noted that the awards will be added the numerous achievements Flynas has racked up as a result of the confidence and continuous support granted by its guests, in addition to its professional staff who work tirelessly to realize the targets of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 regarding increasing the number of tourists.
He said: “We are constantly working to add new destinations that meet our passengers’ travel needs, create new markets, provide competitive options, and offer an opportunity to learn about multiple cultures. These efforts have enabled us to achieve such prestigious international awards, in addition to fulfilling our objective to continuously develop and maintain our leading role within the Middle East’s economic aviation market.”
Al-Mohanna stressed that winning the Skytrax award for the third consecutive year reaffirms Flynas’ position in the economic aviation industry, as the winners are selected based on annual votes and surveys conducted by Skytrax over months. This survey is the largest survey of passenger satisfaction in the world, and Skytrax announces the winners based on its results. The Best Airline Award is awarded based on an assessment of customer satisfaction with the products and service standards offered by the airline’s team, including the cabin crew and the airport staff.
He also pointed out that winning the Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East award is an affirmation of the employees’ relationship with their company, their confidence in its management, the brand’s position and its strength, as well as its highly productive environment. This award also confirms the precision of the approach adopted by Flynas in the ongoing training programs to support and develop the work environment, which aims at increasing the passengers’ satisfaction rate.
On the reasons and factors of Flynas’ success, Al-Mohanna stressed that Flynas’ localization strategy has had a significant impact on achieving the company’s objectives, as it created several programs to support localization, most notably the “Future Pilots” program which trained more than 200 Saudi pilots, the “Flight Attendants” program, and “Your Job and Your Scholarship” program.
The “Skytrax” award is a global standard for excellence among airlines. The winners are selected based on votes and surveys conducted by Skytrax over a 10-month period to rate quality and standards across 41 key performance indicators related to services and products offered by airlines.