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Royal Saudi Air Force aircraft arrive in US to participate in ‘Red and Green Flag 2017’ exercise
August 16, 2017

Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) aircraft have arrived in the US to participate in the “Red and Green Flag 2017” exercise for the sixth time in a row.
The RSAF is participating in the exercise, held at Nellis air base, with 11 Typhoons, air and technical crews, and air control teams.
The aircraft flew 9,000 miles with newly graduated pilots who will participate in the training and engage in simulated battles.
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Dress code posted to Saudi Arabia Airlines website sparks immediate backlash
August 12, 2017

Users on social media have responded with outrage after discovering a “dress code” on Saudi Arabia Airlines’ website that said “women exposing legs or arms or wearing too thin or too tight clothes and men wearing shorts exposing legs” could be kicked off the plane. The dress code regulations have since been removed from the website in wake of the massive social media backlash.

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Saudia airline bans 'tight' and 'revealing' clothing on flights
August 10, 2017

Saudi Arabia's national airline has announced that a new dress code will be enforced on its flights, Makkah newspaper reported.

Saudia airline said it may turn away passengers who do not adhere to the new rules of carriage.

The airline said in a statement on its website that passengers must not wear clothing"...

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Royal Saudi Air Force to participate in US aerial combat exercises
August 9, 2017

The Royal Saudi Air Force has sent air and technical crews as well as multi-role fighter aircraft to the United States to take part in an advanced aerial combat training exercise hosted at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.

Lieutenant Colonel Khalid al-Yousef, the commander of the Saudi team that will participate in the Exercise Red Flag, said pilots and other flight crew members from countries"...

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Savola helps Saudi rise, Dubai's Air Arabia jumps on earnings
August 8, 2017

A surge by major food maker Savola helped Saudi Arabia's stock market outperform a generally sluggish region on Tuesday, while Air Arabia jumped in Dubai on its second-quarter earnings.

The Saudi stock index rose 0.5 percent as Savola, which had been in an uptrend for the last few days, gained 4.0 percent in its heaviest trade for over a month.

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All Saudi airports to be privatized this year
August 8, 2017

All Saudi airports will be privatized this year, the head of the General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA), Abdul Hakim Al-Tamimi, told Aleqtesadiah daily.
GACA’s privatization strategy aims to transfer all Saudi airports to companies wholly owned by the Saudi Civil Aviation Holding Co., then transfer ownership of the holding company to the Public Investment Fund (PIF).
The aim “is to improve the level of services provided to passengers,"...

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Medview Airline airlifts 460 Lagos pilgrims to Saudi Arabia
August 7, 2017

Medview Airline on Sunday began airlifting of Lagos pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for the 2017 Hajj.

The first flight, a B747-400 aircraft carrying 460 passengers departed from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at 12.50 p.m.

A total of 2,316 from the state are expected to participate in this year’s"...

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Saudia to launch flights to Mauritius
August 7, 2017

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has announced that it will begin scheduled flights between Riyadh and Jeddah to the Republic of Mauritius from September 14.

Mauritius is the third new route for the airline this year and 87th destination overall.

The island provides a variety of attractions such as marine and eco-tourism ventures, diving, beaches and much more.

For the first time, the two nations will have regular scheduled flights,"...

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WeWork Announces $500 Million Investment For New Entity Focused on Growth and Expansion in Southeast Asia and Korea
August 7, 2017

WeWork is excited to announce a $500 million investment in a new entity focused on fueling its growth and expansion in Southeast Asia and Korea.

This investment underlines the potential for WeWork in Asia and follows on the heels of WeWork’s other recent investment news from the region: a $500 million investment with SoftBank and Hony Capital dedicated to WeWork’s expansion"...

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Saudia flies 80,000 Iranian Hajj pilgrims
August 5, 2017

Saudi Arabian Airlines is flying more than 80,000 Hajj pilgrims from the Iranian cities of Mashhad, Ahwaz and Tabriz.
The first group has already arrived at Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Madinah, airline spokesman Eng. Abdulrahman Al-Tayyib said.
The remaining scheduled flights will arrive in the next few days in plans being implemented by the relevant agencies under the supervision of the Madinah Governorate.
The Passport"...

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