Dubai’s flydubai signs deal worth $27mn with Saudi Ground Services Company

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Dubai’s budget airline flydubai has signed an agreement with Saudi Ground Services Company in order to provide ground handling services for the airline in various Saudi airports.

The flydubai said in a statement that the deal is worth more than $27 million (AED100 million) and stipulates that the Saudi company will offer ground handling services for the Dubai carrier in all the Kingdom’s airports, including the 11 airports in which flydubai operates.

The five-year agreement was signed by Mr. Hamad Obaidalla, Chief Commercial Officer of flydubai, and Mr. Mohammed Mazi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Saudi Ground Services Company.

Hamad Obaidalla
Hamad Obaidalla
CCO- flydubai

“The signing of the agreement reflects the longstanding relations between flydubai and its strategic partners within the Kingdom’s market, which is one of the airline’s most important markets. We thank the competent authorities in Saudi Arabia for their continuous efforts in providing support to flydubai’s operations inside the Kingdom.”

“We are proud of our partnership with flydubai, which reflects our commitment to the highest standards of services. And we’re looking forward to working with the airline as part of our plans to expand our network regionally and beyond,” said Mr. Mazi.

Earlier this year, flydubai has collaborated with the UAE’s official app for contact tracing and health testing related to COVID-19, Alhosn to provide passengers with digital verification of COVID-19 medical records while traveling from the Emirates.

Saudi Ground Services Company

Saudi Ground Services Company was established in 2011 as a result of the amalgamation of the three previous ground handling providers operating in the country; Saudi Arabian Airline Ground Services, National Handling Services, and Attar Ground Handling. It provides ground handling of passengers and aircraft. The Company focuses on baggage handling, cargo and off loading, fleet cleaning, traffic control, ground transport, ramp, and passenger services.

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