Saudia to digitally grow in KAEC’s one-of-a-kind infrastructure

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) has made King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) the new home of its several digital transformation-related, along with a host of new departments formed to meet the company’s rapidly growing needs.

The company’s new divisional location can accommodate 1,000 employees. This strategic step will see SAUDIA capitalizing on the many benefits of KAEC’s advanced infrastructure to further enhance its overall performance.

The new division headquarters, located in KAEC’s business building, was formally inaugurated by His Excellency the Director General of the SAUDIA Group, Eng. Ibrahim bin Abdulrahman Al-Omar, in the presence of Mr. Cyril Piaia, CEO of Emaar the Economic City, Mr. Mazen Al Saleh, the Vice Secretary General of The Economic Cities and Special Zones Authority (ECZA) and senior executives from all parties.

Under SAUDIA and KAEC’s strategic cooperation agreement, the Bay La Sun district workplace will be dedicated to IT, data analysis, and guest services sector employees.

Ibrahim Al-Omar
Ibrahim Al-Omar

“We aim to derive every benefit and advantage from KAEC’s advanced, one-of-a-kind infrastructure which will enhance our sectors’ overall operations and bring us one step closer to achieving our national aviation strategy objectives. This new optimized work environment with state-of-the-art technological developments will facilitate SAUDIA’s progress towards achieving its Vision 2030 goals.”

KAEC is constantly seeking to develop its business environment and attract more quality investments, both locally and globally. The signing of this agreement with one of Saudi Arabia’s leading companies represents a major milestone in KAEC’s journey towards becoming a multifaceted economic power that will play a major role in helping realize the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 objectives.

“We are pleased to have SAUDIA as the newest member of KAEC’s business and investment community and look forward to welcoming its employees to their new offices and homes. SAUDIA is one of many prestigious national and international companies that have chosen the city as a major center for their business. We will continue to cement KAEC’s position as the Red Sea coast’s premier business and investment hub and Vision 2030 realization platform,” Mr. Piaia commented.

KAEC’s new strategy is allowing the city to explore new sustainable development solutions which aim to benefit the community. KAEC is a Vision realization platform, offering state-of-the-art infrastructure, ready to welcome 3rd party developers, 3rd party investors, 3rd party operators, as well as all key strategic programs from Vision 2030.

This transformation will enable KAEC to consolidate its position as an integrated investment platform, benefiting from great connectivity (port, rail) in a strategic location along the Red Sea coast. Thanks to its new partnerships with the public and private sectors, KAEC is being widely recognized as an urban hub for investment and a modern lifestyle.

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