Makkah governor receives security chiefs involved in holy city summits during Ramadan

Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal meets members of the committee responsbie for the security of the summits held in Makkah during Ramadan. (SPA)
Updated 10 June 2019
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Makkah governor receives security chiefs involved in holy city summits during Ramadan

Members of the committee responsible for overseeing security during the three key summits in Makkah during the last week of Ramadan called on Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal at his office on Monday.

The governor appreciated the performance of the committee, saying their efforts helped boost the image of Saudi Arabia across the world.

He also appreciated their efforts during the last 10 days of Ramadan and the manner in which they managed large crowds. Prince Khalid said that their effective management efforts were a source of pride for the country and its people. 

The officials leading the delegation thanked Prince Khalid Al-Faisal for his continued cooperation to help them perform their tasks efficiently.

Three major summits involving several head of states took place in Makkah toward the end of June, including the Gulf Cooperation Council Summit, the Arab Summit, and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Summit. 


Saudi pilot Yasmeen Al-Maimani’s 1st flight celebrated

Hail International Airport and Nesma Airlines celebrated the first official flight of Saudi pilot Capt. Yasmeen Al-Maimani. (GACA)
Updated 25 min 32 sec ago
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Saudi pilot Yasmeen Al-Maimani’s 1st flight celebrated

  • Yasmeen Al-Maimani has a commercial pilot’s license (CPL) from the US

RIYADH: The Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), represented by the management of Hail International Airport and Nesma Airlines, celebrated the first official flight of Saudi pilot Capt. Yasmeen Al-Maimani, 29, on Sunday.
Al-Maimani made her first official flight between Hail International Airport and Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Qassim, becoming the first Saudi woman to fly a commercial aircraft as a co-pilot with Nesma Airlines.
She received the opportunity after the airline advertised vacant positions for co-pilots on its New Pilots Program — 11 were accepted, including Al-Maimani, who has a commercial pilot’s license (CPL) from the US.
Following their acceptance into the program, the pilots underwent a four-stage training regimen at Prince Sultan Aviation Academy in Jeddah, including practice on multi-engine planes with multiple crews.
Ground training using an ATR 72-600 aircraft at Nesma Airlines’ training center in Hail followed, before progressing to simulators in Jakarta and Madrid.