Saudi Arabian Airlines opens office in New Delhi

The new office was inaugurated by Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to India, Saud bin Mohammed Al-Sati, in the presence of the diplomatic corps of the embassy in India and senior officials from the airline.
Updated 12 February 2018
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Saudi Arabian Airlines opens office in New Delhi

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) recently launched its new office in New Delhi, India.
The new office was inaugurated by Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to India, Saud bin Mohammed Al-Sati, in the presence of the diplomatic corps of the embassy in India, senior officials from the airline, as well as customers and travel agents in India.
The airline’s new city office is located in the historical area, Connaught Place, in the central business district of New Delhi.
Saudia’s new head office in India is welcoming guests for all of their booking requirements with the airline. During the event, officials participated in a ribbon cutting and reveal ceremony.
Ambassador Al-Sati also invited guests for a tour of the facilities, accompanied by Saudia’s country manager in India, Ibrahim bin Mohammed Al-Qubbi, who briefed guests on the state-of-the-art Saudia fleet and new onboard services being provided to guests.
The airline’s new office includes a service counter for ticket sales, training and development, reservations, travel agents, finance, administration, and a stakeholder coordination office with the Indian aviation authority. The office provides guests with expedient services, enabled by modern electronic reservation and ticket issuing systems.
Al-Sati also spoke to guests about the developments of the national carrier of Saudi Arabia, including its updated fleet and the improved services, which reflect a comprehensive transformation plan tied to Vision 2030.
The opening of the new office serves to further reinforce the strong ties and relations between the two countries.
Saudia caters to a large number of guests from the Indian community, whether it is for Umrah and Hajj travel, or Indian expatriates who are currently employed in the Kingdom, or traveling in transit with Saudia to reach one of the Indian cities the carrier flies to.
Al-Qubbi informed guests that India is the largest country on the Saudia route map in terms of the number of destinations. Altogether, the airline flies to eight destinations in India: Mumbai, Delhi, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Trivandrum and Kochi.
He said the number of passengers, total flights and seat capacity between Saudi Arabia and India is witnessing exponential growth. The average number of weekly flights to and from India is currently 134.


Regional authorities offer free training at HVACR Expo

Updated 21 January 2019
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Regional authorities offer free training at HVACR Expo

The region’s largest dedicated HVACR (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration) business event will host specialists from Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO), GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) and Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE) among other credible entities.
Set to shed light on the latest efficiency guidelines in the HVACR industry, these authorities will feature a free and certified training agenda at the HVACR Expo Saudi from Jan. 28-30 at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center (RICEC).
Zayed Mohsen Albagami, deputy director of energy efficiency, SASO, said: “It is important for SASO and for the Kingdom as a whole to support and enhance Saudi Vision 2030 at this time.”
He added: “The role of SASO toward this goal is to help the manufacturer himself adopt a sustainable approach. We implement this through a variety of initiatives, whether it be the issuance of new standards on energy efficiency, raising awareness in the media or finally by holding workshops — as we will do at HVACR Expo Saudi 2019.”
In line with the 2030 initiative, the Saudi government has enacted SASO regulations 2663 and 2874, which improve the efficiency level of all air conditioning equipment. They have also introduced a district cooling framework for new developments exceeding 15,000 tons.
Basem Salameh, conformity specialist at GSO, said: “The GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) aims to harmonize standardization activities among the GCC member states to facilitate both international and intra-trade, and to remove technical barriers for economic operators.”
Along with presentations by SASO, GSO and SCE, the workshop agenda at HVACR Expo Saudi 2019 will include training sessions from industry leaders Carrier, Samsung Electronics, Midea RAC, Al-Salem Johnson Controls, and Shaker Group (LG) to name but a few.
Abdul Rouf Pandith, senior mechanical engineer at KEO International Consultants and speaker at the event, said: “By inviting and bringing together government stakeholders, policy and decision-makers, and leaders from the utility sector across the country, HVACR Expo Saudi can mark a new era in the cooling sector.”
Roni El-Haddad, event director of HVACR Expo 2019, said: “We are extremely honored to welcome SASO, GSO and SCE on board at HVACR Expo Saudi 2019. While the Kingdom is coming together to fulfill the objectives laid out by Saudi Vision 2030, the time is now to bring these authorities on-board and to work with them to ensure that HVACR professionals can achieve the highest standards within their field.”
HVACR Expo Saudi will also bring together more than 85 of the industry’s heavyweights to showcase innovative industry solutions and products at the event. Countries represented will include Turkey, China, the US, France, Italy, the UAE, Singapore, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and more.