Etihad Airways expands network in Saudi Arabia with new Al Qassim service

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, today announced the expansion of its Saudi Arabia network with the launch of new flights to Al Qassim. This addition brings the total number of Etihad's Saudi Arabian destinations to four.Beginning June 24th, 2024, Etihad will operate four weekly flights between Abu Dhabi's Zayed International Airport and Al Qassim's Prince Naif Bin Abdulaziz International Airport (ELQ)."This new service isn't just about adding a new destination," said Arik De, Chief Revenue and Commercial Officer at Etihad Airways. "It's a celebration of 20 years of connecting Abu Dhabi with the rich culture and economic opportunities of Saudi Arabia."The new route caters to both business travelers and tourists, offering a gateway to Al Qassim's unique cultural heritage, lively markets, and stunning date palm groves. Passengers can also experience Etihad's renowned hospitality and service standards, along with the exceptional comfort offered by the airline's new home – Terminal A at Zayed International Airport.In addition to the Al Qassim launch, Etihad is boosting flight frequencies to a number of existing destinations starting June 15th. This includes new routes to Antalya and Jaipur, announced earlier this year. Frequencies will increase for Thiruvananthapuram (up to 10 weekly flights), Amman (up to 14 weekly flights), Cairo (up to 24 weekly flights), Karachi (up to 17 weekly flights), and Colombo (up to 20 weekly flights).These expansions represent a significant increase in Etihad's network. Weekly flights will grow from 642 last summer to 855 in 2024, a 33% increase. The airline's reach also expands from 65 to 76 destinations, enhancing global connectivity.

Kasih Food earns coveted international certification

Amman: Kasih Food, the leading high-quality food production company, recently announced receiving the AA+ Grade for the This accolade positions Kasih Food as the first Jordanian food company to receive this prestigious grade and highlights the company's commitment to delivering safe and high-quality food products to customers worldwide.The BRCGS Global Standard for food safety is a comprehensive set of guidelines developed by the British Retail Consortium (BRCGS) to ensure food products' safety, quality, and legality. It encompasses various aspects of food safety management, such as hazard analysis, critical control points, quality management, supplier management, and product testing. Companies must establish a compliant food safety management system and undergo a thorough audit to obtain certification. The certification is widely recognized by retailers, manufacturers, and food service organizations globally, serving as a testament to a company's commitment to excellent food safety practices."This is a momentous accomplishment for us at Kasih Food. Achieving an AA+ grade affirms our unwavering dedication to excellence in the safety and quality of our products, nurturing customer loyalty, and thriving in the competitive global market." Mohammad Hamam, Total Quality Management stated.It is worth highlighting that Kasih Food's remarkable achievements serve as a prime example of the immense potential that Jordanian companies possess to excel. Through their accomplishments, Kasih Food has not only elevated the reputation of Jordanian food products on a global scale but has also acted as a driving force to inspire and motivate other Jordanian manufacturers to pursue internationally acclaimed certifications.

CFI named as the official brokerage partner of the Jordan Football Association

AMMAN: CFI Jordan, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CFI Financial Group, a leading global trading provider, has recently announced an official partnership with the Jordan Football Association (JFA). As per the agreement, CFI Jordan will serve as the association's exclusive and official brokerage partner.The sponsorship extends over the major leagues under the JFA, including the Men's and Women's National Football Teams, Women's Domestic Leagues, the Jordanian Pro League, the Jordan Cup, the JFA Shield, and the Super Cup.As part of the partnership, the Jordan Cup league shall be rebranded as the Jordan Cup CFI, with the Group endeavoring to fortify its backing of the sports activities in the region.President of the JFA, Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, commented: "We are proud to welcome CFI as a strategic partner in the Jordanian football family."CFI Financial Group Founder & Managing Director Hisham Mansour said: "We are thrilled to announce this partnership as we look forward to strengthening our presence in Jordan and supporting the most widely followed local sport in Jordan, football. As we did with our basketball sponsorship for Jordan's national team, we are stepping in as a major sponsor for this sport in Jordan in line with our vision to be a supporter and give back to local communities where we operate.""We are proud to be an exclusive brokerage sponsor of the Jordan Football Association and are excited to see the fruits of this partnership as it progresses. This only strengthens our position as the leading provider for online trading services in Jordan CFI has long taken a leading interest in Jordan's sporting activities, and this deal is yet another example of this", CFI Jordan's CEO, Loay Azar commented.The Secretary General of the Jordan Football Association, Samar Nassar, "We are proud of our partnership with CFI and its generous sponsorship of the federation, as it is a leading provider in the financial trading and investment sector. We consider this a new level of partnership that the federation looks forward to concluding with elite regional and international companies."