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Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA), the Kingdom’s national flag carrier, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Saudi Company for Visa and Travel Solutions (SVTS) on Monday for broader collaboration on streamlining travel arrangements.

The signing took place during the first day of the World Travel Market in London between Wael Basaffar, SAUDIA’s VP of sales, and Abdullah Aljorias, the Chief Business Officer of SVTS.

According to the MoU, the two parties will share the use of each other’s office spaces around the world and co-invest in technological solutions for online interconnectivity.

The two companies will also explore ways to create, develop, and apply joint services and marketing. In addition, the MoU proposes the possibility of joint operations supporting bureaus to help run day-to-day activities. There is also a possibility of SAUDIA offering exclusive deals across its international network.

Mr. Basafar said that the MoU comes as part of SAUDIA’s commitment to broadening its partnerships with government agencies and the private sector locally and internationally for greater online interconnectivity of services, which supports the Kingdom’s digital transformation agenda and plans to streamline travel arrangements for visitors from across more than 100 destinations in four continents.

Mr. Abdullah Aljorias, Chief Business Officer, clarifies that the memorandum was signed to enable the company to reach its long-term objectives. The primary purpose is to provide all new and innovative solutions and digitization services that contribute to simplifying processes for passengers. It also works to benefit from all the service and sales centers across the world that both companies provide.

According to Aljorias, SVTS looks forward to ongoing partnerships that encourage a wide range of government, semi-government, private sectors, and individual beneficiaries.