EBACE Convention News

Hadid and Wallan Team to Provide Handling in Saudi Arabia

 - May 21, 2013, 3:15 PM
Left to right: Hadid’s Issa Zuriqi and Rasoul Taijo signed an agreement yesterday with Wallan Aviation’s Saad and Fahad Wallan to provide services in Saudi Arabia. (Photo: David McIntosh)

Hadid International Services has launched a new partnership with Wallan Aviation to provide ground handling for business aircraft at airports throughout Saudi Arabia. The two companies signed an agreement together here at the EBACE show yesterday.

The new services will start almost immediately at Riyadh’s King Khaled International Airport and within three months will be extended to all airports around the Kingdom. The joint Hadid/Wallan team will provide both airside and groundside support, having made arrangements to be able to use equipment provided by local FBOs as necessary. The services will include all aspects of handling, including refueling, transportation and hotel reservations.

“Hadid is proud to have formed this alliance with Wallan, which has complementary capabilities and a rich heritage very similar to ours,” said Hadid president Baha Hadid. Riyadh-based Wallan is Cessna Aircraft’s exclusive dealer in the Middle East as well as being an authorized independent representative for Bell Helicopter in the region.

Dubai-based Hadid has been in business for more than 30 years, specializing in flight planning, permit processing, handling, fuel transportation and arranging charter flights. It has a strong presence in the Middle East and Africa, but can also support customers worldwide.

Here at the EBACE show, visitors to its exhibit (Booth 1043) can sample real Arabic coffee and an exceptional selection of dates. Visitors can also try on traditional Arabic clothing and have photos taken in a simulated desert landscape.