flynas participates in World Travel Market London

Updated 05 November 2018
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flynas participates in World Travel Market London

Saudi budget airline flynas is participating in the World Travel Market (WTM), which will be held in London from Nov. 5-7.
The airline’s participation comes with the aim of strengthening its presence and affiliations with the global travel market, communicating with international investors, suppliers, partners and senior officials in the travel and aviation industry, as well as accessing the latest equipment and innovative services in the aviation industry.
The WTM this year highlights the Middle East and North Africa’s travel and tourism industry and hosts global and regional expertise to discuss aspects of this vital sector.
flynas’ participation in this event is a part of its global expansion strategy, as it is an opportunity to attract international tourism investments and enable local companies to develop their services and products, especially following flynas’ agreement with Airbus to purchase 120 A320neo aircraft. A320neo aircraft is the latest model produced by Airbus and accounts for about 60 percent of the market share of international airlines.
The World Travel Market London is the largest gathering of government agencies, institutions and companies involved in travel, tourism, tourism investment and air transport.
It highlights the latest technology in the global travel market. Every year, this event attracts about 5,000 institutions, more than 51,000 visitors, over 3,000 media representatives and over 70 ministries of tourism from around the world.


Robotic-assisted surgery at JHAH a first for Kingdom

Updated 23 June 2019
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Robotic-assisted surgery at JHAH a first for Kingdom

Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH) has become the first hospital in Saudi Arabia to perform a robotic-assisted hysterectomy using fluorescent dye.

“The precision achieved through the use of robotic-assisted surgery has multiple benefits for patients,” said Dr. Turky Al-Rujaib, JHAH gynecologic oncologist, who along with Dr. Fahad Al-Mulhim, gynecologist, performed the procedure for endometrial cancer. “Women whose hysterectomies are robotic-assisted surgeries have less pain and blood loss, shorter hospital stays, require fewer narcotics and recover more quickly.”

JHAH’s robotic surgery program began in December 2016 when Dr. Tareq M. Al-Tartir, JHAH sub-specialist surgeon, and his team collaborated with Dr. Mohamad Allaf, professor of urology, oncology and biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (JHSoM) and director of minimally invasive urology, and his team. They jointly conducted the first surgeries in the Kingdom using the da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system. The program has since expanded and includes gynecological surgeries and bariatric surgery.

“This successful operation could not have been done without the support of the JHAH robotic team,” said Dr. Al-Mulhim. “We are pleased to report the patient is recovering well. This is a tremendous achievement that going forward will improve the outcomes for many of our patients here at JHAH.”

The robot’s “hands” have a high degree of dexterity, allowing surgeons the ability to operate in very tight spaces, for example the pelvis, that would otherwise only be accessible through open surgery with long incisions. Life after surgery is improved with this technique as there is minimal scarring, fewer postoperative complications and often a faster return to normal activities. 

JHAH is the result of a joint venture between Saudi Aramco, a world leader in energy, and Johns Hopkins Medicine, one of the world’s leading academic health systems. This health care organization is designed to drive and enhance the well-being of the community in an environment of growth and learning, by providing innovative, integrated and patient-centered care to Saudi Aramco’s employees and health care beneficiaries.