Saudi to launch budget airline
Porsche pulls in
The new Porsche 911 range has arr ived at Porsche Centre Dubai. Speaking at the launch event, Vijay Rao, the centre’s general manager, said: “The Porsche 911 is a car that has achieved iconic status and we are immensely pleased to be sharing its latest evolution with our customers.” Middle East airline Saudia is to launch a low-cost carrier that will operate domestic flights within the country. Saudi Director-General Saleh bin Nasser Al Jasser wrote on Twitter that Flyadeal would deliver “value for money to costconscious customers” when it launches in mid-2017. He said: “#flyadeal will be a single class low-fare carrier which means we are focused on getting people from A to B for a fair price. “Low-cost fare does not mean low service so we will be world class in our focus of giving customers the best service possible.” He said it would feature a “single class and a high density seating configuration so as to offer the best guest experience at the lowest fare”. He did not state whether the airline will serve the UAE, but said it would “expect to serve the main trunk routes, including our capital Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam and key regional markets”. A number of other Arabian Gulf countries already have low-fare airlines in operation.