New Jeddah airport receives ‘overwhelming response’ from F&B operators

Nearly 10,000 square feet at the new airport’s departure floor has been set aside for dining outlets.
Updated 14 February 2018

New Jeddah airport receives ‘overwhelming response’ from F&B operators

Changi Airports Saudi Arabia (CASA), the management company of the new King Abdul Aziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah, has received an overwhelming response in its call for proposals for food and beverage (F&B) concessions at the check-in hall of the new passenger terminal building.
More than 80 representatives from over 30 renowned local and global brands attended the briefing for the first tranche of the F&B concessions, which is for two restaurants and three cafes.
CASA will roll out other proposals for a wide range of concessions, including additional F&B offers in the near future.
Sher Khan, CEO designate of CASA, said: “We are looking at curating and introducing innovative and refreshing concepts that will excite our guests and enhance their travel experience at the new KAIA. The airport will host passengers and visitors from the Kingdom and all over the world. We want to offer them a wide range of choices, from the familiarity of international cuisines from fast food and gourmet food to Saudi delicacies. We want to showcase Saudi Arabia’s exquisite food culture alongside renowned international F&B names.”
Nearly 10,000 square feet at the new airport’s departure floor has been set aside to offer passengers an array of delectable dining options.
In addition to new F&B concepts, potential bidders were encouraged to consider value propositions that suit the needs of the diverse passenger profiles at the new KAIA. Other than business and leisure travelers, the airport will play host to a large number of pilgrims annually, due to its close proximity to the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah.
This is the first tranche of concessions out of over 40 packages covering more than 100 locations in the new passenger terminal. The other concessions for offer will include duty free, duty paid specialty retail, car park, and passenger services such as telecommunications, financial services and car rentals.
The pre-proposal briefing for the F&B concessions, conducted in late January, also introduced the submission process to prospective tenants. The deadline for submission of proposals is 11:30 a.m on Feb. 22. For more information on the concessions, please write to [email protected].

ALJ Motors unveils Toyota Granvia in Saudi Arabia

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ALJ Motors unveils Toyota Granvia in Saudi Arabia

Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, the authorized distributor of Toyota vehicles in Saudi Arabia, has unveiled the new Toyota Granvia in the Saudi market.

Designed to provide an exceptional transportation space that addresses the growing demand for high-end shuttles, the new vehicle’s design, interior, engine, and safety features enable the riders to travel with total peace of mind.

“We are very excited to unveil the new Granvia, a true premium transport solution that meets the evolving needs of those desiring a spacious cabin, unrivaled comfort, and superior refinement. By providing ample personal space, we have ensured that each passenger will enjoy a smooth, comfortable ride and arrive at their destination feeling relaxed and refreshed,” said Mazin Jameel, executive director, marketing, Abdul Latif Jameel Motors.

“At Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, we believe that travel should always be an enjoyable experience, and it was our goal to launch an exceptional Toyota vehicle that enhances people’s journeys by creating memorable moments to cherish. I would like to extend my gratitude to all of our guests for their continuous support, which is an endless source of inspiration in our drive to introduce ‘ever-better’ cars,” Jameel added.

The new Granvia takes the concept of a luxury shuttle to the next level with premium seating for up to six people, including a standard feature of four leather ottomans with footrests — a class first. Its expansive cabin delivers a level of comfort and refinement passengers would normally associate with a high-end limousine, complete with independent rear climate control, adjustable interior illumination, and luxurious woodgrain and metallic finishing, among many other features.

The relationship between Toyota and Abdul Latif Jameel Motors was established more than half-century ago, and has grown to become one of the most remarkable automotive forces in the Kingdom.

Abdul Latif Jameel Motors is also one of the largest independent certified Toyota distributors in the world. Under its principle of putting the guest first and its commitment to achieving excellence in all it has to offer, Abdul Latif Jameel Motors supports the widespread use of Toyota vehicles in the Saudi market through an extensive network of sales and maintenance centers strategically located around the Kingdom, providing peace of mind for their guests, wherever they may be.