flyadeal participates in 8th Jeddah International Travel & Tourism Exhibition

Prince Abdulaziz bin Faisal bin Abdulmajeed Al-Saud received a flyadeal aircraft model as a small gesture of appreciation for his visit.
Updated 05 March 2018

flyadeal participates in 8th Jeddah International Travel & Tourism Exhibition

flyadeal, Saudi Arabia’s low-fare airline, recently participated at the 8th Jeddah International Travel & Tourism Exhibition (JTTX) at the Jeddah Hilton Hotel. The annual event is highly sought after as a leading platform for the development of the travel and tourism industry in the Kingdom.
flyadeal showcased various innovative e-services listed on The website was designed with modern vivid colors to reflect the airline’s attitude and allows users to book their seats, select their meals and safely pay for their flight fares. In addition to the services offered onboard, the brand-new A320 aircraft offers one single-class configuration and a comfortable cabin of 186 seats. flyadeal currently operates a fleet of five aircraft and is expected to reach 11 aircraft by 2018 and up to 50 aircraft by 2023.
Visitors at JTTX can pass by flyadeal’s corner for a hands-on experience and a comprehensive walkthrough of the airline’s operations. flyadeal now runs 36 flights each day to five local destinations: Riyadh, Dammam, Qassim, Jazan and Abha. Moreover, the airline will be shedding light on its future plans and the expansion of its network of operations in the Kingdom.
“This opens up a world of opportunities for airlines and the overall tourism industry in the Kingdom,” said Con Korfiatis, flyadeal CEO. “The event is considered a hub for the exchange of the best practices and the latest in the industry, which is a focal point working in favor of the country’s development. Consequently, flyadeal is a fundamental pillar of the Saudi community and our presence here today is firm proof of our efforts to support the travel and tourism industry.”
“flyadeal’s participation at the JTTX offers new channels to gather feedback from customers and answer to their future aspirations. This also allows for a direct interaction with visitors and travel enthusiasts who seek low fares and want to know more about our diverse services. We wish all exhibitors and visitors a truly fruitful and enriching experience,” added Korfiatis.
Prince Abdulaziz bin Faisal bin Abdulmajeed Al-Saud inaugurated the exhibition and visited flyadeal’s section where he was welcomed by Amin Bukhari, people director at flyadeal. Amin briefly explained the airline’s major activities and diverse services that are carefully crafted to meet the growing demand for affordable air travel in the Kingdom.

Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Updated 12 December 2018

Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Careem held the first edition of its Captain’s Excellence Award Ceremony in Riyadh on Saturday. The event, which will be held annually, was the first-of-its-kind in the region and welcomed over 300 top-performing “captains” (Careem drivers) across the Kingdom. 

The captains were awarded based on different criteria such as: Captains with the highest number of trips, highest (customer-given) ratings and longest serving captains. Rewards were also handed out to captain ambassadors, i.e. those with the highest number of referrals and captains that were given a special shoutout on social media by customers for their dedication to their service. Several rewards were handed out along with the grand prize, a brand new car. 

Abdulla Elyas, chief people officer and co-founder of Careem, opened the event with an ode to the captains in attendance, thanking them for their service and commitment in driving impact through meaningful initiatives across the Kingdom. Some of these initiatives included the vaccination campaign in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, which helped more than 100,000 men, women and children across 17 cities get vaccinated in their own homes. Careem also collaborated with Bupa Arabia during Ramadan this year to donate clothes from customers to people in need, where over 180,000 donations were collected. 

Elyas also announced Careem’s partnership with Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP) in delivering the first installment of cars for the empowerment of people with special needs. The foundation, chaired by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, will provide a number of cars over the course of seven years to men and women of the Society for Physically Disabled Adults (Harakia) after being trained.

“Our captains are the lifeblood of our business and we wanted to celebrate these men and women for helping us achieve our mission of simplifying and improving the lives of people in the Kingdom,” Elyas said. 

“We are proud to have 395,000 ‘captainahs’ (female drivers) and captains registered with us to date in Saudi Arabia, providing over 122 million rides. This ceremony is our small way to thank them for their service and reward them for the hard work they put in every day so that people have a safe way to get around. Without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today” 

Muaaed Al-Saeed, a representative from the Public Transport Authority (PTA), said: “We are excited to have you all; you have overcome each obstacle you were faced with in a short span of time and for that we are extremely proud.” 

He added: “On this occasion, I convey the regards of PTA President Dr. Rumaih Al-Rumaih. The participation of myself and Majed Al-Zahrani, PTA general manager, is proof of our support to all the captains.”