Posted on: Thursday 16 August, 2012 3:29
|nasair and Mobily offers SIM cards to In-bound Hajj & Umrah travellers
during the Holy month of Ramadan & with the Hajj season approaching for the year 2012, nasair, the Saudi National carrier, has signed an agreement with Mobily, the leading mobile and data service provider in the Kingdom, to offer a co-branded SIM card to pilgrims on flights to Jeddah & Madinah. The SIM cards will be issued by nasair flight attendants following an in-flight announcement.
With expected over 3 million pilgrims to visit the holy sites from outside the Kingdom in 2012 during the Holy month of Ramadan & Hajj, nasair and Mobily, two significant Saudi operators, show their support to pilgrims by offering these SIM cards on hundreds of flights. The SIM cards offered will be equipped with pre-paid credit for travellers to call their families and inform them of their safe arrival into the Kingdom.
Turki Al-Jawini, Deputy Chief Commercial Officer of nasair, said, “As Saudi Arabia’s national carrier, we are honoured to play our part in the pilgrimage to the holiest of cities in the Kingdom. We are committed not only to supporting pilgrims using our aircraft comfortable, safe flights and smart services, but also to investing in the time they will spend in the Kingdom by partnering with Mobily to take care of their communication needs.”
“nasair understands the importance people place on communication and staying in touch, and we hope that with Mobily, our SIM card will help pilgrims feel at ease after they have been welcomed into our country, and also bring relief to the loved ones that can reach out to them more easily. We invest in our people and we hope to continue excelling within the domain of religious tourism, an industry that paves the way for an observance that lies deep in the heart of this Kingdom.”
Nasser K. Al Kharouf, Vice President-Channel Sales of Mobily ,said, “ Our agreement with nasair carries a main objective making the journey of the Pilgrims an unmatchable experience, assisting them to focus on their Religious duties. We are committed not only to extend the best technologies, Internet services & Telecommunication network, but also to secure the widest spread throughout all Land, Sea & Airports in addition to Mosques, Mena, Arafat & Other Religious Sites in the Holy Cities across the Kingdom in order to service Pilgrims during their Unique Spiritual Experience.