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Business aviation in Middle East to grow
August 19, 2018

The Middle East region saw a 16.4 per cent increase in average flight hours from Q1 to Q2 2018, with Saudi Arabia leading the way in business aviation in the region. The Kingdom is home to the biggest fleet of business jets in the Middle East coupled with the largest number of high net worth individuals (HNWIs).

Driven by innovation, the MEBAA Jeddah Conference will return again in 2018 to discuss the future of business aircraft, pilot regulation and"...

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Saudi Arabia picks IT firm SITA to transform airport services
August 18, 2018

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has selected global IT provider SITA to support the modernisation of the country’s biggest airports.

The company will implement a sweeping transformation of airport and communication technology across 26 airports, GACA said in a statement.

It"...

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Uzbekistan Airways opening regular flights to Saudi Arabia
August 16, 2018

Uzbekistan Airways is opening the regular Tashkent-Jeddah flights beginning from October 28, the Uzbek carrier announced.

The flights will be operated twice a week. These are the first direct regular flights that will connect Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia.

Previously, charter flights were performed to Jeddah under"...

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Hajj halls at airport will ease pilgrims’ path, says transport minister
August 16, 2018

Saudi Arabia’s transport minister, Nabil bin Mohammed Al-Amoudi, visited the Hajj halls at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah on Wednesday to ensure that work progress, performance efficiency and the pilgrims’ reception process are in line with the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) operational plan.

The plan aims to simplify pilgrims’ travel procedures"...

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Saudi Security Aviation performs operations over Madinah
August 15, 2018

The Saudi General Security Aviation Command continued its ongoing security rounds in Madinah by monitoring the security situation in the city, and by providing assistance to governmental bodies as part of this year Hajj plan.
The Aviation Command carries out security operations over the holy sites visited by pilgrims during Hajj season.
It provides logistical support for various fields tasked with serving the pilgrims.
The Command carried out an"...

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PEI-Genesis Names Kris Haggstrom Senior Director of E-Commerce and EMS
August 15, 2018

PEI-Genesis, a global leader in the design and assembly of custom engineered connectors and cable solutions, has named Kris Haggstrom Senior Director of E-Commerce and Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS), it was announced today by Peter Austin, Corporate Vice President, PEI-Genesis. “As PEI-Genesis has grown into a stronger, larger, global company capable of providing services across all markets, our customers have always considered us to be their connector solutions provider,” said Austin. “We have moved from being known as the fastest custom assembler of connectors, to having the largest available-to-sell connector inventory, to making finished cable assemblies, to providing total custom engineering and design capabilities. With the addition of Kris and his deep background in......

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Saudi Arabia chooses SITA to modernize airports
August 11, 2018

Saudi Arabia’s aviation regulator, the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), has selected SITA to support the modernization of the country’s airports, starting a major upgrade of airport and communication technology across 26 sites.

The new technology will help prepare the airports for an expected surge in passenger numbers over coming years. Passenger traffic across Saudi"...

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Hajj: Max Air Transports 11,000 Pilgrims to Saudi Arabia
August 8, 2018

No fewer than 11,000 intending pilgrims from Nigeria have so far been transported to Saudi Arabia for the 2018 Hajj since the commencement of the airlift on Monday, July 21.

The spokesman of Max Airline, Alhaji Ibrahim Dahiru, told THISDAY in Kano on Tuesday that the pilgrims were transported to the Holy land through various airports across the country in 20 flights.

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Jet Airways pilots attempted to take off from taxiway: Probe
August 7, 2018

Saudi Arabia's Aviation Investigation Bureau (AIB) has clarified the circumstances that led to an accident involving Indian carrier Jet Airways at Riyadh's King Khalid International Airport on Friday, Aug. 3.

The Boeing 737, which went off paved area of the airport, had attempted to take off from a taxiway instead of the designated runway, the AIB said in a statement on Sunday following preliminary investigations.

The incident occurred"...

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Passengers satisfied with airport services
August 6, 2018

Passengers expressed an average of 70% satisfaction for the quality of services offered at four main airports in the Kingdom in the month of July, according to data released by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) on Sunday.

More than one million passengers took part in the survey for King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh, King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah, King Fahd International Airport in Dammam and Prince Muhammad Bin"...

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