The Board of the Airlines Representatives
- Saudi Arabia (BARSA) convened its annual meeting under the chairmanship of
H.E. Mr. Abdul Aziz Al-Hazmi - Deputy Director General of Saudi Arabian
Airlines, Chairman of BARSA, on Sunday 2nd of Dhu al-Qadah 1431H
corresponding to 10th of October 2010G at Jeddah Meridian Hotel in the
presence of both the Representatives of the concerned government authorities
and the Managers of the airline companies operating in the Kingdom to
discuss the preparations regarding the Hajj season of the current Hegira
In his opening speech on this occasion, the Chairman of BARSA reviewed the
efforts exerted by both Saudi Arabian Airlines ad the other airline
companies participating in the process of Hajj operations to promote the
service standards provided to the pilgrims on board of their respective Hajj
flights as well as in all the other service locations. All of these were
carried out as he said, within the framework of the tremendous services, our
beloved country used to provide to the pilgrims according to the kind
directions of the Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and
his faithful HRH the Crown Prince, referring in this respect also to the
direct instructions of both HRH Prince Naif Bin Abdul Aziz, Second Premier,
Minister of Interior and Chairman of the High Hajj Committee and HRH Prince
Khalid Al-Faisal, Governor of Makkah Region, Chairman of the Central Hajj
Committee. H.E. the Chairman of BARSA appreciated the existing cooperation
between the airline companies, all the concerned government areas and the
airline companies operating in the Kingdom, the thing which, he said,
contributed in the achievement of the common objectives and in the opening
of new horizons for more cooperation and improvement of the service levels
rendered. H.E. also expressed his utmost pleasure and appreciation for the
big and tangible role, the BARSA is playing in the promotion and development
of air transport industry in the Kingdom and in the consolidation of the
existing cooperation and commercial relationships between Saudi Arabian
Airlines and all the airline companies operating in the Kingdom.
The meeting discussed also in details all the preparations for the coming
Hajj season and the efforts exerted in the service of the pilgrims. The
airline companies were asked to strictly abide by the official instructions
and their execution from the date of the arrival of the pilgrims until their
On behalf of Mr. Abdul Aziz Al-Hazmi -
Chaiman of the Board of the Airlines Representatives Operating in the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (BARSA), both Mr. Aymen al-Omairi - Deputy Chairman
of BARSA and Dr. Ayed Al-Amri - Secretary General of BARSA presided a
special meeting of BARSA on Sunday 7th of March, 2010 at Jeddah Meridian
Hotel to discuss certain commercial and operational issues pertaining to
BARSA members. Both the Management of King Fahd International Airport in
Dammam and the Operating company (CHANGI) made a presentation about the
major achievements realized, as well as the achievements made by the
Simplifying the Business (StB) working team. They also reported about
automated issuance of boarding passes and automated baggage handling. Mr.
Nassir al-Satti - GM, IATA in the Kingdom and Yemen reviewed the results of
the report of the last visit of the IATA Expert regarding the baggage
problems in the three airports of the Kingdom in Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam
and the solutions to these problems. After that the BARSA members discussed
the report submitted by the Chairman of the Airport Operation Committee
(AOC) at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah regarding 1430H.
Haj season and the obstacles and difficulties that were encountered and the
proposed solutions of the same. The BARSA members also discussed the
proposal by the Administrative Team of the Board and which was approved by
the Chairman of BARSA. Such proposal assigns certain roles to the BARSA
members in representing the Board in a way that is suitable to the current
market developments of the air transport industry within the Kingdom,
including the establishment of two smaller committees in the following
Establishment of a smaller sub-committee from BARSA members to discuss the
various subjects e.g. meeting with the General Authority of Civil Aviation
(GACA) to coordinate all the related issues between (GACA) and the airline
companies operating in the Kingdom, specially the operational problems and
the duplication between GACA and the various governmental departments and
authorities in the circulars sent directly to the airline companies as well
as the discussion of the commercial issues that concern the airline
companies, e.g. the contract submitted by the company responsible for the
development of the Haj Terminal.
Constitution of another committee from the BARSA members to be responsible
for Haj and Umrah issues, due to the importance of the Haj and Umrah
activities to many of the airline companies. Its main function shall be
coordination with the concerned areas and official authorities in solving
the problems and difficulties that confront operation as well as the
convening of an annual meeting with the same, similarly as practiced in the
With the participation of all the
government bodies and authorities that have relationship with the Hajj
activities, the Board of Airlines Representatives - Saudi Arabia (BARSA)
convened its annual meeting on Tuesday 24.10.1430H (13.10.2009G) at Jeddah
Meridian Hotel to acquaint the airline companies operating Hajj Flights with
the latest government instructions regarding 1430H. Haj Season. Secretary
General of BARSA and GM Bilateral & Commercial Agreements in Saudia, Dr.
Ayed T. Al-Amri announced that such annual meetings with concerned
government bodies facilitate and contribute in the understanding of the
airline companies of the government's Hajj requirements and at the same time
contribute in the mutual exchange of constructive ideas between the two
parties, the thing which will in turn lead to the improvement of the
services rendered at both King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah
and Prince Muhammad Bin Abdul Aziz Airport in Al-Madinah during the Haj
season of this year as per the guidance of the government of the Custodian
of the Two Holy Mosques, his Crown Prince and the Second Premier as well as
the auspices and support of HE Engineer Khalid Bin Abdul Allah Al Molhem,
the Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines. The representatives of the
various concerned government bodies such as the Ministry of Haj, GACA and
the Ministry of Health reviewed the procedures and instructions concerning
the various Haj activities, while MPPDC Company Ltd. which is responsible
for the operation and development of the Haj Terminal at KAIA in Jeddah gave
a detailed presentation about the new operational procedures at Haj
Terminals. Moreover, the observations and requirements of the airline
companies operating in these terminals regarding the said procedures were
BARSA ANNUAL HAJJ MEETING FOR
1429H/2008G WAS HELD AT JEDDAH MERIDIEN HOTEL ON SUNDAY 02 NOVEMBER 2008
CORRESPONDING TO 04 DHU-AL-QA'DAH 1429 AND WAS GRACED BY THE PRESENCE AND
SPECIAL PATRONAGE OF H.E. ENGR KHALED ABDULLAH AL-MOLHEM, DIRECTOR GENERAL
OF SAUDI ARABIAN AIRLINES.
DR AYED T. AL-AMRI, BARSA GENERAL SECRETARY COMPERED
THE MEETING WHICH WAS OPENED BY RECITATION FROM THE HOLY QUR'AN. THIS WAS
FOLLOWED BY THE DELIVERY OF THE BARSA SPEECH BY MR ABDULAZIZ R. AL-HAZMI,
BARSA CHAIRMAN, IN WHICH HE WELCOMED THE PARTICIPANTS AND INTRODUCED THE
PURPOSE AND STRUCTURE OF THE MEETING PROCEEDINGS. MR FAISAL AL-AMOUDI,
ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER FOR JEDDAH PROVINCE, MINISTRY OF HAJJ, MADE THE
SPEECH ON BEHALF OF THE MINISTRY, OUTLINING THE MAJOR ELEMENTS REQUIRING
COOPERATION AND EFFORTS FROM ALL CONCERNED PARTIES FOR A SUCCESSFUL HAJJ
OPERATION. THEN, H.E. ENGR KHALED ABDULLAH AL-MOLHEM ADDRESSED THE
GATHERING, WELCOMING THE SPECTRUM OF ATTENDEES, APPRECIATING THE JOINT
EFFORTS OF BARSA MEMBER AIRLINES WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE AUTHORITIES AND
UNDERLINING SAUDI ARABIAN AIRLINES' FIRM COMMITMENT TO IMPARTING THE BEST
SERVICE TO THE CUSTOMERS IN GENERAL AND THE PILGRIMS IN PARTICULAR.
THIS DEDICATED MEETING FOR HAJJ 1429H/2008G WAS, AS
USUAL, ENRICHED BY THE PARTICIPATION OF ALL MAJOR RELATED OFFICIALS FROM
GOVERNORATE OF MAKKAH, MINISTRY OF HAJJ, IMMIGRATION, MINISTRY OF HEALTH,
GENERAL AUTHORITY OF CIVIL AVIATION(GACA), CUSTOMS, SECURITY AND UNITED
AGENTS OFFICE, IMPARTING GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES TO BE ADHERED TO FOR A
SMOOTH AND EFFICIENT HAJJ OPERATION.
THIS MEETING ALSO PROVIDED AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE
REPRESENTATIVES OF BARSA MEMBER AIRLINES TO INTERACT WITH THE CONCERNED
OFFICIALS, SEEKING CLARIFICATIONS AND ADDRESSING THEIR PROBLEMS AND CONCERNS
REGARDING HAJJ 1429H/2008G SEASON & OPERATION.
GET-TOGETHER FUNCTION FOR THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE BARSA MEMBER AIRLINES
WAS HELD IN THE EVENING AT 2130HRS ON SATURDAY 12 MAY 2007 AT THE 'DUNYATEE'
LOUNGE OF JEDDAH WESTIN HOTEL.
FOLLOWING A PLEASANT SESSION OF FELLOWSHIP AMONGST THE PARTICIPANTS, MR
ABDULAZIZ AL-HAZMI, BARSA CHAIRMAN, WELCOMED THE ATTENDEES IN HIS BRIEF
ADDRESS. THE OCCASION MARKED THE INTRODUCTION AND WELCOMING OF THE NEW
REPRESENTATIVES OF TUNIS AIR, AIR MAROC, AIR ALGERIE, SUDAN AIRWAYS,
AIR-INDIA, SYRIAN ARAB AIRLINES, AND ROYAL JORDANIAN.
THEN, DR AYED AL-AMRI, BARSA GENERAL SECRETARY, MADE A PRESENTATION TOUR OF
THE HISTORY AND GROWTH OF BARSA OVER THE PAST 37 YEARS SINCE ITS INCEPTION
IN DHAHRAN AIRPORT.
MEMENTOES OF APPRECIATION WERE PRESENTED BY BARSA CHAIRMAN TO M/S MOHAMMED
ASGHAR OF ARIANA AFGHAN AIRLINES, ABDO ALLAM OF AIR FRANCE AND AHMED SHARIF
OF GULF AIR, IN RECOGNITION OF THEIR VERY LONG SERVICE IN THE AIRLINE
INDUSTRY IN SAUDI ARABIA AS WELL AS THEIR CLOSE ASSOCIATION AND COOPERATION
WITH THE ENDEAVOURS OF BARSA.
THE OCCASION WAS CLOSED WITH DINNER.
THIS IS TO
INFORM YOU THAT A BARSA SPECIAL MEETING WAS HELD ON TUE 30 MAY 2006 AT
1000HRS AT JEDDAH HILTON WITH APRESENTATION BY TEAM OF IATA FOR SIMPLIFYING
THE BUSINESS(StB) HERE ARE SOME OF THE SMD SHOTS ON OCCASION AND SEE THE
MEETING NBR 223 WAS HELD AT THE JEDDAH HILTON HOTEL ON 11 APRIL 2006 TO
DISCUSS ISSUEUES RELETVANT TO THE AIRLINES OPERATION TO/FROM KSA.HERE ARE
SOME OF THE SMP SHOTS ON OCCASION
MEETING NO. 221 WAS HELD AT JEDDAH HILTON HOTEL ON 03 APRIL 2005
CORRESPONDING TO 24 SAFAR 1426. DR AYED T. AL-AMRI, BARSA GENERAL SECRETARY
OPENED THE MEETING, WELCOMED THE PARTICIPANTS AND INTRODUCED THE MAJOR
AGENDA AITEMS FOR DISCUSSION WHICH ENSUED.
MR AKRAM FARHAT OF SAUDI ARABIAN AIRLINES GAVE A DETAILED PRESENTATION ON
BSP LINK IN KSA AND E-TICKETING.
MR SAUD ARAB OF SAUDI ARABIAN AIRLINES GAVE A BRIEF ON THE STATUS OF
IMPLEMENTATION OF CASS (CARGO ACCOUNTS SETTLEMENT SYSTEM) IN SAUDI ARABIA.
THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE FIRST WEEK OF JUNE 2005.
THE MEETING CLOSED WITH A PRAYER/LUNCH BREAK.
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THE SECOND MEETING OF THE CHAIRMAN OF GCC
BOARDS OF AIRLINES REPRESENTATIVES WAS HELD IN KUWAIT ON 15 MARCH 2005 IN
SHERATON FORT POINT HOTEL. MR HAMZA SHAREEF BARSA VICE CHAIRMAN AND DR AYED
ALAMRI BARSA SECRETARY GENERAL HAVE REPRESENTED BARSA.
MEETING NBR 221 WILL BE HELD IN JEDDAH HILTON ON SUNDAY 03 APRIL 2005 AT
1000 HRS TO DISCUSS AND REVIEW THE FOLLOWING:
FEEDBACK ON 1ST AND 2ND GCC CHAIRMAN MEETING.
SEGMENT BOOKING AND NO SHOW FEES.
OTHER MATTER OF MUTUAL INTEREST FOR BARSA MEMBERS.
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