Air Arabia Egypt to start direct flights between Sohag and Jeddah

Air Arabia continues on its mission to create an ever-expanding network of diverse destinations.
Updated 19 March 2018
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Air Arabia Egypt to start direct flights between Sohag and Jeddah

Air Arabia Egypt has announced the launch of a new route linking Sohag in Egypt to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, starting Tuesday.
The one-hour-20-minute flight, which will be the seventh Air Arabia new route being announced this year, will operate thrice a week, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. It will depart from Sohag International Airport (HMB) at 6:25 a.m. and arrive at the King Abdul Aziz International Airport (KAIA) at 9 a.m. The return flight will depart Jeddah at 9:50 a.m. and land back in Sohag at 10:30 a.m. local time the same day.
Adel Al-Ali, group chief executive officer of Air Arabia, said: “As air travel continues to grow, especially more so in the Middle East, we will continue to cater to the demand in our core markets. The route to Jeddah from Sohag will further contribute in the travel and tourism growth of Egypt and Saudi Arabia offering direct connectivity between both cities. This step also underlines our commitment to offering our passengers access to destinations at tremendous value.”
Air Arabia, currently operates flights on over 147 routes across the globe from five hubs located in the Middle East and North Africa, and continues on a mission to create an ever-expanding network of diverse destinations.


Pharmaceutical giant Allergan to train KSU pharmacy students

Updated 23 April 2019
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Pharmaceutical giant Allergan to train KSU pharmacy students

Global biopharmaceutical company Allergan has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with King Saud University (KSU) that focuses on developing a robust student-exchange program by facilitating training opportunities for Saudi nationals.

The agreement was signed by Ramsey Morad, Allergan’s vice president for India, Middle East and Africa, and Dr. Aws Al-Shamsan, dean of the College of Pharmacy at the university. The MoU is in line with the Kingdom’s overall efforts to drive more cooperation levels between the public and private sectors, with the underlying objective to integrate Saudi nationals into various fields within the health-care sector.

Under the agreement, Allergan will provide training courses on an annual basis for students at the College of Pharmacy as well as programs to develop their scientific and medical knowledge and align them to international industry best practices. Students will be assessed according to set parameters, and the top performers will earn an internship opportunity with the company

In addition, Allergan will run courses for faculty members at the College of Pharmacy with a focus on leadership skills.

Morad said: “We have used practical methods to express our commitment toward the Kingdom and toward the realization of Vision 2030. We are placing a very high emphasis on developing the local capabilities of Saudi nationals within the health-care sector, and this partnership with a leading university in the region is one of the steps we are taking. Saudi Arabia is at the heart of our operations in the region, and this MoU represents a key milestone in our efforts to attract the young minds of tomorrow and integrate them as core members of our Allergan team.” 

Al-Shamsan said: “We are proud to partner with Allergan to implement internationally recognized knowledge-based programs for the development of our students. With this MoU, we are focusing on the enhancement and development of the pharmaceutical sector across the Kingdom. We are guided by the mission to provide students experiences to learn from international best practices and, at the same time, work toward the improvement of the quality of the pharmaceutical sector in the Kingdom.”

Allergan said it is committed to a wide range of programs with health-care professionals, patients and national entities across the Kingdom. The company’s investments through its joint venture, Allergan Saudi Arabia, include the development of medical training centers focused on training health-care professionals in medical aesthetics.