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Saudia operates record 688 flights in 24 hours
June 20, 2018

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has set a record by operating 688 fights in 24 hours with a schedule accuracy of about 86 percent, the national carrier announced.

The company said the record was attained after it launched the biggest operation in its history within its strategy for the summer which began on June 7 and will continue until Sept. 7.

Under this strategy, Saudia will operate more than 56,000 domestic and international flights"...

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Saudia Cargo crosses Europe to enter competition
June 14, 2018

Saudi Arabian Airlines and Saudia Cargo, backed by a long heritage of logistics services they provide to national events, and their logistics capabilities and freighter fleet that supports the national football team, are sponsoring a Saudi motorcyclists’ initiative connected to the World Cup.

The sponsors are covering the travel expenses and motorcycle shipment costs of the competitors."...

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Worldpay and IDEMIA Introduce MOTION CODE Debit Cards to Financial Institutions in the U.S.
June 14, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- Vantiv, now Worldpay, Inc. (NYSE:WP) and IDEMIA are spearheading the first North American pilot of the MOTION CODE™ debit card, a dynamic payment card that aids in the fight against card-not-present (CNP) fraud and against hackers to offset the repercussions banks face as a result of data breaches. The average cost of a data breach in the U.S. in 2017 was $7.3 million (1). In a 44 percent increase over 2016, there were 1,579 data breaches in the U.S. in 2017, 302 of which resulted in the exposure of full credit and debit card numbers (2). The MOTION CODE™ payment card replaces the static CVV code printed on the back of cards today with an e-paper mini-screen, which displays a dynamic security code that automatically changes at regular intervals. Because a MOTION CODE™ debit card constantly changes its security code, stolen data is rendered useless to bad actors within hours, if not minutes. “Worldpay prides itself on being......

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Scandinavian Airlines Brings on Neustar® to Measure Marketing’s Impact on Key Business Drivers
June 14, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- Neustar®, Inc., a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, today announced that Scandinavian Airlines, has selected Neustar’s advanced marketing analytics solution to understand the impact of its marketing contributions on sales. Scandinavian Airlines sought a partner like Neustar to drive greater impact of its marketing activities and to pinpoint more efficient marketing investments. As an authoritative, neutral provider connecting analytics to business growth, Neustar MarketShare® will provide Scandinavian Airlines with the data-driven insights to guide day-to-day marketing planning and buying decisions. Scandinavian Airlines selected Neustar for its industry-leading Marketing Mix Modeling (MMM) approach as it allows the airline to examine key sales channels and essential regions to determine the optimal mix for driving bookings and other business outcomes. In addition, to give Scandinavian Airlines a holistic......

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Sama suspends Willis Saudi Arabia operations
June 11, 2018

A number of companies, including airlines and aviation firms, in the GCC and Egypt have dissolved agreements with Willis Saudi Arabia following the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority's (Sama) decision to suspend the firm's insurance and reinsurance activities.

The insurer was suspended due to severe violations, which impacted the integrity and fairness of competition, the kingdom’s central bank said.

Lifting the suspension will"...

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RAFO aircraft brings back body of Omani from Saudi Arabia
May 30, 2018

A special aircraft of Royal Air Force Oman (RAFO) on Tuesday brought back the body of an Omani and several injured citizens from Saudi Arabia.

The Omani had died and several others injured when the car in which they were travelling met with an accident there.

The aircraft had medical personnel on board to treat"...

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Jeddah's new airport welcomes first commercial flight
May 30, 2018

The first commercial flight to land at the new King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah has signaled a major milestone for the facility, due to open early next year.

Operations are being phased in at the airport, with the commercial flight welcomed by a General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) senior management team on Tuesday.

The"...

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Saudi aircraft firm reveals major growth plans
May 27, 2018

The new Aircraft Accessories and Components Company (AACC) headquarters at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah were officially opened on Friday by Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) Chairman Ahmed Al-Khatib.

In his opening speech, Eng. Mansour Al-Eid, AACC’s chief executive, said that the establishment of the General Authority for Military Industries and SAMI had"...

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Saudia Airbus A330-200 makes emergency landing at Jeddah airport
May 22, 2018

Saudi Arabian Airlines flight SV3818, which was travelling from Madinah to Dhaka, had to be diverted to Jeddah after suffering a malfunction with the nose landing gear.

Saudia Airbus A330-200 — leased from Onur Air (reg. TC-OCH) — made an emergency landing at Jeddah's King Abdulaziz International Airport with the nose gear retracted.

The"...

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JetGlobe visits influential shows and negotiates Saudi management deals
May 19, 2018

Turkish operator JetGlobe has raised its profile by attending the Turkey-Asia Civil Aviation Conference and the Eurasia Airshow at Antalya airport, the third largest hub in the country.

A delegation of Saudi private aircraft owners also attended, and JetGlobe is negotiating deals to manage their aircraft in the future under its AOC. “There is a plan to order three super midsize jets"...

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