Saudi Arabian Airlines wins awards for inflight entertainment, kits

Updated 09 April 2019

Saudi Arabian Airlines wins awards for inflight entertainment, kits

Saudi Arabian Airline (Saudia), the Kingdom’s national flag carrier, has been voted the “Best Inflight Entertainment and Connectivity” and “Best First Class Amenity Kit — Middle East” provider at a prestigious awards ceremony.

The Pax International Readership Awards 2019 honored airlines from around the world in several categories related to inflight experience, such as food service, amenity kits and catering.

PAX International is a publication that focuses on passenger services and in-flight interiors. The magazine’s title refers to the term used by airline workers to describe passengers.

Readers of the magazine voted Saudia’s first class amenity kit as the best in the Middle East. The kit, designed by international guest amenity and hospitality specialist FORMIA, includes a variety of travel essentials in a bespoke premium travel pack for both men and women.

The other award is for the latest advancements in Saudia’s inflight entertainment program.

In the past year, Saudia has added more than 1,000 entertainment hours to its lineup and introduced a free onboard messaging plan — which is available on 104 connected aircraft and includes five chatting applications.

Saudia is the first and only airline in the world to provide a free social messaging plan that includes five of the most popular and widely used applications. Included in the plan is texting up to 10MB on the following applications: WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, iMessage, WeChat and Instagram chat.

Moreover, since the start of this year, seven aircraft have been retrofitted to include new seatback TV screens and Wi-Fi connectivity. The new aircraft are operating on key European routes to Rome, Milan, Munich, Frankfurt, Geneva and Vienna.

With the new retrofitted aircraft, a new graphical user interface has been added, which comes with many innovative functions and options to add more comfort to the guest’s experience.

Saudia’s fleet includes latest state-of-the-art inflight entertainment systems and features, including more than 4,000 hours of Hollywood movies and latest television shows, box sets, music, multi-language, international and children’s programming, as well as digital and audio books and much more.


Saudi Electricity Company celebrates new graduates

Updated 20 October 2019

Saudi Electricity Company celebrates new graduates

  • Senior SEC officials praised the graduates for the technical capabilities that they gained from their training at the institute
  • The training program is part of the company’s policy of bolstering its manpower with young, highly capable Saudi professionals

JEDDAH: The Saudi Electricity Co.’s (SEC) Higher Training Institute in Jeddah celebrated the graduation of fresh trainees on Sunday.

This is the SEC’s final celebration of graduates this year. The training program is part of the company’s policy of bolstering its manpower with young, highly capable Saudi professionals who will help it better serve its customers and maintain its leadership in the industry.

Senior SEC officials praised the graduates for the technical capabilities that they gained from their training at the institute.

Graduate Ibrahim Al-Bakri delivered a speech on behalf of his peers, thanking the SEC and the trainers for caring for them throughout the training period.

In a speech, Abdulrahman Al-Obayed, senior vice president of human resources, who patronized the event, welcomed the graduates to the SEC.

He encouraged them to maintain their drive, move up through the company’s ranks and be proud staff members. He then honored the year’s standout students and trainers.