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Saudi Aviation Industry

Saudia Group Maximizes Benefits of AlFursan Program and WalaOne

Written by Linda Hohnholz

Saudia Group has signed a strategic partnership with “WalaOne,” a digital wallet offering users a centralized platform to manage their loyalty rewards efficiently.

This partnership aims to empower AlFursan Members to seamlessly convert their WalaOne points into Miles, unlocking exclusive travel advantages. This agreement was signed by Essam Akhonbay, Vice President of Marketing at Saudia, and Engr. Obadah Khaled, Head of Business Unit at “WalaOne.”

Essam Akhonbay, Vice President of Marketing at Saudia, said: ” We are thrilled to welcome “WalaOne” as one of AlFursan’s esteemed partners. We believe that this partnership will enrich the program, allowing us to reach a broader customer base. We are always striving to provide innovative benefits and services that meet our Members needs and add value to their travels, with AlFursan being among the best aviation loyalty programs in region.”

Obadah Khaled, Head of the Business Unit at WalaOne stated:

“ We are confident that it will enhance our customers’ experience and provide them with new opportunities to make the most of their points in the best possible way.”

AlFursan members benefit from a range of diverse offers and rewards, gaining access to additional selected services through the program’s global partnerships. These partnerships include various banks, hotels, car rentals, telecommunications companies, retail sales, services, insurance, online booking sites, and more, allowing members to earn more reward miles and additional benefits.

Saudia is the national flag carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Established in 1945, the company has grown to become one of the Middle East’s largest airlines. It was recently awarded the “World Class Airline 2024” for the third consecutive year at The APEX Official Airline Ratings™ awards. Saudia has also advanced 11 places in the Skytrax airlines ranking of the World Best Airlines 2023. The Airline also ranked top among global airlines for best on-time performance (OTP) according to a report by the Cirium.