Saudi Arabian Airlines launches WhatsApp service

A Saudi Airlines' Airbus A321-211 airliner is seen taking off from Beirut International Airport, in this November 10, 2017 file photo. (AFP)
Updated 15 March 2018
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Saudi Arabian Airlines launches WhatsApp service

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has added an official WhatsApp communication line whereby guests can text in their inquiries and requests.
Starting from the end of January, guests have been using the service to communicate with the airline to amend their booking, make special requests, and send other general inquiries about Saudia’s services.
“The airline welcomes guests to use the WhatsApp service line to make an inquiry, file a complaint, submit suggestions, and make Al-Fursan service requests, for the airline’s loyalty program members,” Saudia said in a press release.
To date, more than 10,000 cases have been handled through the WhatsApp channel with an average response to queries in 10 minutes or less.
The official operational working hours for the WhatsApp line are from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
The Saudia WhatsApp service number is: +966 540000005.
As part of the airline’s transformation plan, enhancements are being made all across the operations, including introducing new products and services onboard, as well as convenient and flexible methods to make and manage bookings.
The new WhatsApp service is an extension of Saudia’s sales and call centers, and was developed with the aim to provide added convenience for the airline’s loyal guests.


Danube Group re-launches Filmfare Middle East Magazine in Diubai

Updated 23 April 2018
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Danube Group re-launches Filmfare Middle East Magazine in Diubai

DUBAI: UAE’s largest diversified conglomerate, the Danube Group has made a grand entry into the dynamic media industry with the re-launch of film and celebrity magazine ‘Filmfare Middle East’ on 30th March 2018 at Raj Mahal Theatre, Bollywood Parks, Dubai.
The glittering event had an air of class, luxury, panache and some truly spectacular moments with the reigning super stars from Indian and Pakistani cinema, such as Deepika Padukone, Karan Johar, Fawad Khan, Mehwish Hayat, Manish Malhotra, Jackie Shroff, Dia Mirza along with Founder and Chairman of Danube Group Mr. Rizwan Sajan and the crème de la crème of Dubai.
Singers like Armaan Malik, Aman Malik, Usha Uthup and Bappi Lahiri raised the tempo of the evening by hitting on the high notes, while performing live in their own style enthralling crowds.
Knocking everyone socks off, the truly talented Bharti Singh got the crowds to laugh out loud. A tribute to the veteran actor Sri Devi was one of the highlights of the evening followed by numerous felicitations of the leading stars.
The fearless, hugely talented and truly stunning Deepika Padukone unveiled the cover of the magazine at the event. The stars showed bedazzled the red-carpet as fans and eager autograph hunters gathered hours in advance hoping to catch a glimpse of their favorite actors.
The proud owner Mr. Rizwan Sajan said: “Filmfare Middle East is a cult brand and it was my dream to revive this brand. We started this venture because we believed that this magazine holds an essence for the cinema and a huge readership among its target audience. We’re grateful to our readers and advertisers for their loyal support. Hope, the magazine will keep the same old spirit.”
He further added: “I would like to personally thank each star for taking out time from their busy schedule. Additionally, kudos to my whole team to leave no stone unturned for this fabulous event.”
The new avatar of the magazine will be catering predominantly to the large Asian expatriate population in the UAE and the GCC, as well as a significant Arab population who love their cinema and celebrities.
Danube Group traces its origin through Danube Building Materials. Established in 1993, the company provides more than 25,000 products in stock and in-house value added services in all of its multiple set of showrooms across the Middle East region and India.