SGS signs new ground handling contract with Saudi's flynas
SGS will provide ramp and passenger services to keep pace with the expansionary flight plans for flynas at all 28 airports in the Kingdom
Flynas aircraft. Image used for illustrative purpose.
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By Staff Writer, Saudi Gazette
JEDDAH — The Saudi Ground Services Company, the leading provider of ground handling services at all airports in the Kingdom, has signed a contract with flynas, the Saudi national air carrier and leading low-cost airline in the Middle East to provide ground handling services to domestic and international flights for a total amount of SR1 billion.
Under the five-year agreement, which will come into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, SGS will provide ramp and passenger services to keep pace with the expansionary flight plans for flynas at all 28 airports in the Kingdom.
The company expects the deal to enhance business sustainability, boost cash flows, and positively impact its financial results as of the first quarter of 2020.
Commenting on the agreement reached between both companies, SGS CEO. Capt. Fahd Cynndy said: “The Saudi Ground Services Company is always proud to provide ground handling services to domestic and international airlines, and today we are pleased to sign with the national carrier Flynas, our success partner to increase the operational strategy of flynas at all airports in the Kingdom.”
He added "the new contract is an essential part of our strategy to continue offering direct and indirect customers – airlines, passengers and logistics providers."
From his side, Bandar Al-Muhanna, Chief Executive Officer of flynas, expressed his happiness by signing a contract with the largest ground services providers in the Kingdom for ground handling services to serve his guests starting from booking tickets until the end of the travel journey.
Al-Muhanna added that "the Saudi Ground Services Company has the operational readiness to keep pace with the expansion plans of flynas over the next five years."
flynas operates more than 1,200 flights a week to 35 domestic and international destinations on its fleet of 30 aircraft. Meanwhile, the Saudi Ground Services Company provided in 2019 ground handling services to more than 46,000 flights for flynas at all airports in the Kingdom. — SG
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