Saudia Private Aviation best luxury jet service in KSA

Saudia Private Aviation’s discerning clientele includes members of the royal family, VIPs, executives, wealthy individuals, celebrities, and business leaders.
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Updated 10 August 2020

Saudia Private Aviation best luxury jet service in KSA

Saudia Private Aviation (SPA), a leader in the region’s air transportation sector, has been named this year’s winner of Luxury Lifestyle Awards in the category of “Best Luxury Private Jet Service in Saudi Arabia.”

The burgeoning segment of business jet operations in the Middle East has gone through significant positive changes during the past few years. Evolving customer demands are driving the development of high-standard aircraft and improvement in customer service.

“We are honored to be recognized by the respected Luxury Lifestyle Awards experts. This is an important indication that the development strategy we have chosen, allows us to meet the challenges of the growing market and the high demands for private aviation,” said Osama Alahdal, general manager commercial affairs, SPA.

SPA was founded in 2009 as the private division of Saudi Arabia’s flag carrier and one of the most popular commercial airlines worldwide, Saudi Arabian Airlines. It is a top-tier international luxury flight services and ground-handling provider headquartered in Jeddah. Its more than 75 years of experience in air transportation on a global scale allows the company to guarantee the highest levels of services in the field of air travel.

SPA has the largest private aviation terminal (FBO) in Saudi Arabia, located in Jeddah, in addition to lounges in the major cities of the Kingdom — Riyadh, Dammam and Madinah. It will also be present in the upcoming luxury real estate megaproject, NEOM.

The company’s discerning clientele includes members of the royal family, VIPs, executives, wealthy individuals, celebrities, and business leaders from around the world.

“Each client of Saudia Private Aviation can rest assured that they will be provided with the highest standards of unrivaled privacy, meticulous attention to detail, flawless luxury, and safety. All services are tailored to exceed the esteemed customers’ expectations,” a statement said.

The SPA experience begins the moment a client chooses their destination, as the SPA team thrives to assure every client a safe, punctual, and exclusive experience. The integrated services offered by SPA include ground handling, aircraft charter, aircraft management and private aviation consultancy. The company also configures the cabin according to the client’s needs. SPA’s fleet comprises aircraft with a capacity of up to 400 passengers.

“By setting new standards in private aviation, aircraft charter services, logistical support, and flight support services, SPA is making a significant contribution to the realization of Saudi Vision 2030,” the statement said.

Luxury Lifestyle Awards select, recognize, celebrate and promote the best luxury goods and services all over the world.


3rd META Cinema Forum to screen at Vox Cinemas

Updated 01 October 2020

3rd META Cinema Forum to screen at Vox Cinemas

Now in its 3rd edition, META Cinema Forum is the biggest cinema convention covering the Middle East and African markets. After signing an agreement with the Pan African Film Consortium, the MENA Cinema Forum is now rebranded as META Cinema Forum, inclusive of the Middle East and the entire African continent.

The forum takes place on Oct. 27 and 28 and is set to be one of the only annual events for the cinema industry in 2020 as most global conventions were canceled as a result of the pandemic and will be executed in a hybrid format. The forum will give delegates the option between attending physically at Vox Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates and Sheraton Hotel, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, or alternatively delegates can attend virtually from the comfort of their home or offices across the globe via video conferencing technology.

“The cinema industry has been among the most impacted sectors by the pandemic, but if the $54 million box office sales of Tenet, the first blockbuster release since the pandemic, in its opening week at select international markets has proven anything, is that moviegoing is a habit we do not wish to kick, and that passion for movies and cinema as a form of accessible entertainment is here to stay,” said Leila Masinaei, META Cinema Forum Conference director and managing partner of Great Minds Event Management.

“Therefore, in close coordination with the major global stakeholders, we came up with a true hybrid event, the first of its kind in the world for the cinema industry, to facilitate collaborations that are required to help with the recovery. The event will highlight the plan for projects in the region, the recovery phase for the cinema industry, and content diversification as key critical elements.”

The forum includes a one-day, knowledge-packed conference, select slate presentations of upcoming content and films from leading Hollywood and international studios, a live META Cinema Projects Insight session with the most senior cinema leaders in the region and rounded off with a networking after-event reception.

Cameron Mitchell, CEO of Majid Al-Futtaim Cinemas and Majid Al-Futtaim Leisure and Entertainment, said: “At Vox Cinemas, we remain fundamentally confident about the future and resilience of the cinema industry, which has weathered many societal storms and survived more than a century of challenges ... We have witnessed a significant increase in our box office following the first wave of new releases and, with a backlog of blockbusters about to light up our screens regionally, cinema is set for a major comeback.”

The third edition is officially supported by some of the biggest cinema operators in the Middle East including Vox Cinemas, Novo Cinemas, Cinépolis Cinemas, and AMC Cinemas.