Saudi Arabian Airlines receives first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

The 787-10 Dreamliner was welcomed during a special ceremony at Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport.
Updated 01 October 2019

Saudi Arabian Airlines receives first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the Kingdom’s national flag carrier, welcomed its first 787-10 Dreamliner at a special ceremony at the new Terminal 1 of Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport.

The largest member of the Dreamliner family sets the benchmark for fuel efficiency and operating economics and will complement Saudia’s existing fleet of 13 Boeing 787-9 aircraft. It is expected to play a key role in the airline’s fleet and network expansion. 

“Saudia operates a state-of-the-art fleet equipped with the latest technology, and in addition to the airline’s existing Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, is now adding the 787-10 variant which will further support future network growth plans,” said Director General of Saudia Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser. 

“The airplane’s onboard cabin features, long-range capability and the latest in technological advancements are among the many aspects of what makes the Boeing 787 highly popular with our guests,” he added.

The layout of the Saudia Boeing 787-10 will be 357 seats in a two-class configuration, with 24 seats in business class and 333 seats in guest class (economy).

In addition to the 787-10, Saudia operates 13 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes, and 33 777-300ER (extended range) jets.

“Saudia has been a valued partner with Boeing for nearly 75 years and this delivery marks another major milestone in our partnership. Our team takes great pride in building and delivering quality aircraft to Saudia and we are honored by the continuing confidence in the 787 Dreamliner and 777 families,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of commercial sales and marketing, The Boeing Company. 

“The addition of the 787-10 to Saudia’s fleet will continue the superior inflight experience that passengers have come to expect of the Dreamliner. Moreover, the unmatched fuel efficiency of the 787 will help Saudia open new routes and achieve significant fuel savings and emission reduction,” he added.


LuLu festival celebrates flavors of the Philippines

Updated 24 October 2019

LuLu festival celebrates flavors of the Philippines

LuLu Hypermarket has launched its annual Filipino festival titled “Pinoy Fiesta 2019,” showcasing the country’s famous food products.

The week-long festival from Oct. 20 to 26th offers a wide variety of food products imported from the Philippines. 

The festival was inaugurated at Lulu’s outlet in the Riyadh Avenue Mall, Murabba district, by Adnan V. Alonto, ambassador of the Philippines to Saudi Arabia, in the presence of LuLu officials.

According to a press statement, the festival aims at celebrating Filipino culinary heritage, food and health hygiene, best-quality agriculture produce and food products.

Shehim Mohammed, director of LuLu Hypermarket Saudi Arabia, said: “We have always been dedicated to bringing high-quality products from the Philippines. This festival is one such proof that the Filipino community loves the authentic flavors and delicious food selection that LuLu offers. We are thankful to the massive efforts of our own food sourcing office in the Philippines, located at Calamba, Laguna, which made a big contribution to our success in ensuring uninterrupted supply at the most affordable prices throughout the year.” 

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Exclusive promotion campaigns and price-buster offers have been planned for a variety of imported brands, such as Mama Sita’s, Del Monte, Jack N Jill, Lemon Square, Ligo, CDO, Datu Puti, Lucky Me, UFC and Century.

Exclusive promotion campaigns and price-buster offers have been planned for a variety of imported brands, such as Mama Sita’s, Del Monte, Jack N Jill, Lemon Square, Ligo, CDO, Datu Puti, Lucky Me, UFC and Century. A wide range of agricultural produce from the Philippines is on offer, including langsat, curly parsley, white onion, garlic, Philippine mango, bean sprouts, saba, guyabano, calamansi, chayote, jicama, mangosteen, dragon fruit, pomelo, durian, papaya, kamote, rambutan, pineapple, banana, avocado and sweet corn.

Filipino favorites such as milk fish and dried fish are also available during the festival.

Chefs at the hypermarket will prepare throughout the period of the festival authentic Filipino dishes, including: Kare-kare, adobo, pinakbet, bulalo, sinigang and caldereta. Sweets such as pitchi pitchi, puto pao, majablanca, buko pie, cassava cakes, sapin-sapin, buchi and ginataang kamote are available at attractive prices.

LuLu Hypermarket, one of the largest retailers in the region, recently celebrated the group’s 10th anniversary in the Kingdom.

With 180 stores operating worldwide, LuLu aims to provide and sustain the supply of global products at the best rates. It is one of the favorite shopping destinations of both locals and expatriates in the Kingdom.

LuLu is the fastest growing retail chain across 10 countries that include the GCC, India, Egypt, Indonesia, and Malaysia. It is one of the Middle East’s top employers with a workforce numbering at more than 55,000.