flynas to participate in travel show

flynas operates over 1,100 flights weekly to 17 domestic and 53 international destinations.
Updated 21 April 2018
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flynas to participate in travel show

flynas, the Kingdom’s national carrier and leading low-cost airline in the Middle East, will be participating in the upcoming 25th Arabian Travel Market 2018. The renowned travel and tourism event will take place from April 22-25 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center in the UAE.
“flynas’ participation at the 25th Arabian Travel Market comes with the objective to connect with international and regional industry leaders and specialists, network and discuss business opportunities and deals, at the largest international travel and tourism event within the Middle East,” the airline said in a press release.
Marking its presence for the 9th year, flynas will feature an exhibition stand to showcase its diverse range of offers and services, as well as its recent achievements and partnerships, especially in line with the recent agreement with Airbus. The SR32 billion deal ($8.5 billion), which is considered the second largest of its kind in the Middle East, will add 120, A320-neo aircrafts to flynas’ current fleet.
Established in 2007, flynas operates over 1,100 flights weekly to 17 domestic destinations and 53 international destinations. Since its launch, flynas has successfully carried more than 38 million passengers from its bases of Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Abha.
The airline was named the Middle East’s “Leading Low Cost Airline” by World Travel Awards 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, and won the prestigious Skytrax Award for Middle East’s “Best Low Cost Airline in 2017.”


Motoring extravaganza SIMS 2018 begins in Jeddah

Updated 18 December 2018
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Motoring extravaganza SIMS 2018 begins in Jeddah

The Saudi International Motor Show (SIMS) 2018 opened its doors on Sunday at the Jeddah International Exhibition and Convention Center. The annual event, in its 40th year, will continue until Thursday.

The show was inaugurated by Hassan Dahlan, secretary general of Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), in the presence of Hadi Al-Harith, CEO of Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions (ACE).

The five-day motoring extravaganza, spanning 10,000 square meters of indoor and outdoor exhibition space, will witness the rollout of the automotive industry’s newest models, from the US, Europe, Japan, Korea, and China, and including the latest SUVs and 4x4s, industry-changing electric cars and everything in between.

“In addition to shining the spotlight on the latest and most efficient automobiles and industry-shaping technology, the 2018 Saudi International Motor Show offers an inimitable experience for the whole family, with a plethora of captivating activities and interactions throughout the five days including stunt driving, drifting motorsport events, an off-road experience, and retail areas,” a press release said.

The show will see brand exhibitors showcase 100 automotive vehicles, including eight cars revealed for the first time in Saudi Arabia.

Speaking at the inauguration, Dahlan talked about the “great success” achieved by the motor show in the past 40 years.

ACE CEO Al-Harith said: “SIMS is the oldest and biggest auto show in the region, and the 2018 edition will ensure that it maintains that position. There is a huge demand in the Saudi market for an international motor show and we look forward to delivering a unique experience.”

He added: “As Saudi Arabia’s premier automotive event, the Saudi International Motor Show is the only place car fans, young and old, will get up close to some of the latest glamorous cars set to be hitting roads around the world in the near future.”

The Jeddah Traffic Department is also participating in the show, with the aim to spread its message to both male and female drivers. Officials from the department will spread awareness about traffic laws and regulations, the importance of following them and the consequences of violations.

The show opens daily from 4 p.m. until 11 a.m.

Saudi Arabia is currently the largest importer of vehicles and auto parts in the Middle East, accounting for nearly 40 percent of all vehicle sales in the region. New car sales are slated to rise by 8-9 percent annually, crossing the 1 million mark by 2020.

Presently, the light commercial vehicle segment is the most dominant, accounting for majority of the overall commercial vehicles sold in Saudi Arabia, followed by medium-heavy commercial vehicles and buses.