Emirates welcomes

100th A380 to its fleet

LAHORE/DUBAI (PR): Emirates Tuesday celebrated the milestone delivery of its 100th Airbus A380 aircraft at a special ceremony with Airbus at the manufacturer’s delivery centre in Hamburg.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Emirates’ Chairman and Chief Executive, officiated the ceremony. He was joined at the event by Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline; Tom Enders, Airbus Chief Executive Officer; Dominic Horwood, Rolls-Royce, Director - Customer and Services; Ali Al Ahmed, UAE Ambassador to Germany and Frank Horch, Senator for Economy, Transport and Innovation of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.

Sheikh Ahmed said: “This is a tremendous moment for Emirates, for Airbus and for our many partners involved in the A380 programme.

There is no doubt that the A380 has had a big positive impact on aerospace manufacturing and the broader aviation industry, supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs and stimulating innovation and new product development in many related areas such as ground handling, catering, airport facilities and cabin products, to name a few.

“Importantly, the A380 also brought the flying experience for our customers to the next level. The aircraft itself is a showpiece of engineering. It is the world’s largest commercial passenger jet but it is quiet and efficient and at Emirates we’ve utilised the onboard real estate to redefine the thinking around inflight products and experience. Our flight crew love to fly it and our customers love to fly in it.

“For Emirates, the A380 has been a success. We’ve been able to utilise it at slot-constrained airports, as well as at regional and ‘secondary’ airports where we have grown passenger demand. Each time we deploy an A380 onto a route, it typically stimulates further traffic and demand as travellers are attracted by our flagship A380 experience. We remain committed to the programme and will work closely with Airbus and our partners to continually enhance our A380 product as we look ahead to receiving our remaining 42 aircraft on order.”

Telenor collaborates

with Truecaller

ISLAMABAD (PR): Telenor Pakistan is enhancing the scope of its services portfolio by roping in Swedish technology company Truecaller to provide Telenor users a customized, pro version of the Truecaller application. The app will improve calling experience of Telenor users by helping them restrict spam calls and messages.

Truecaller is a global crowd-sourced telephone directory app with special caller ID feature that will enable Telenor users to identify unknown calls and messages and block them at will. Spam calls, which are approximated at more than 3 million per month, are a major inconvenience for mobile users in Pakistan.

Under the agreement, a six-month free trial of Truecaller Pro will be launched in Pakistan to provide upgraded and ad-free experience to Telenor users. Every user will be able to generate up to 30 invitations to friends and family who are yet to try the application. Furthermore, the users can download Truecaller and receive a unique app version with integrated Telenor Menu allowing activation of Data plans (daily and weekly packages) directly from the phone. Existing Truecaller users can upgrade to the new version directly from within the application.

“Being Pakistan’s favorite digital lifestyle partner, Telenor Pakistan always explores new ways to facilitate the digital lives of its customers,” said Bilal Kazmi, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Telenor Pakistan. “Our partnership with Truecaller achieves exactly the same by making their daily communication more frictionless. With this unique facility available, we will be in a better position to ensure safety and convenience for our customers by curbing spamming and harassment done via calls and text messaging,” he added. Silkbank signs MoU

with Thai Airways

KARACHI (PR): Silkbank Limited, having a substantial market share of the Credit Cards, has signed an agreement with THAI Airways. Silkbank Credit Card holders can now avail attractive discounts when paying for their Thai Airways ticket with their Credit Card.

The ceremony was held at Silkbank head office in Karachi where Nouman Butt (Head of Alliances, Loyalty and New Initiatives, Silkbank) along with his team and Uzman Naveed Choudhary (Company Secretary) met Natthakorn Chunhacha (Country Manager Pakistan, THAI Airways) to sign the agreement.

 JS Bank, Jazz Cash

join hands

KARACHI (PR): JS Bank & Jazz Cash have entered into an agreement whereby Jazz customers will have access to Direct Debit functionality. Developed on Jazz Cash Payment Gateway, Direct Debit will also bring convenience and ease to JS Bank customers, by enabling them to use their JS Bank account for purchasing goods and other services online. Customers will be redirected from JazzCash Payment Gateway to JS Bank Internet Banking interface to complete the transaction, thereby removing the need to enter Credit/Debit card details and authorizing the transactions.

Kamran Jafar, Group Head Corporate Retail Banking Group JS Bank, said: “This strategic alliance with JazzCash reinforces our commitment to the digitization of consumer experiences”.

He further said “Our journey towards a cash-optimized universe requires forward looking partners like Jazz to revolutionize consumer behavior and evolve towards an efficient future."

Aniqa Afzal Sandhu, VP Digital & Mobile Financial Services – Jazz, said, “Direct Debit is the simplest, safest and most convenient way to make regular or recurring payments; that’s why it’s used for various utility payments online. As a leading digital company, our customer’s financial services needs take top priority and we continue to strive hard in providing them with the best services.” She further added “JazzCash remains committed to the digitization of financial services and the launch of this first of its kind service with JS Bank enhances our digital payments ecosystem,” Uber introduces amazing features for drivers

LAHORE (PR): Uber, the global smartphone app that seamlessly connects riders to drivers, operates in more than 600 cities worldwide. It aims to continue building technology and offerings to provide drivers with the best experience while using Uber.

Amazing new features are introduced by Uber Pakistan incorporating driver feedback. These include arrival destination & time, long trip notification, driver share trip, and paid waiting time.

Arrival destination & time allows drivers to set their ideal arrival destination and time so that when accepting a trip, they can still get where they need to be after completing their previous ride. Long trip notification feature enables drivers to fit driving around their life, and not the other way around by receiving a notification if a trip is estimated to be 60 minutes or longer. Driver safety is improved through driver share trip feature. This allows drivers to share their location and trip status with friends and family.

The driver can start and stop sharing their trip status anytime. Additionally, with paid waiting time, drivers get paid for long wait times after the defined grace period for the rider.

 Reefland holds Dealers Meet 2017

LAHORE (PR): Reefland, one of the Pakistan’s top fashion footwear brands, organised its Dealers Meet 2017 the other day at a local hotel. The purpose of the meeting was to appreciate the efforts and support of its partners. As to mark and celebrate the success and redefining the future goals, the company unveiled its coming summer and winter footwear collections for the year 2018. The new designs showcased the fine craft, chic and classy styles. Entire team of Reefland attended the event and cherished the continued and long-lasting partnership of the company and its dealers. Further, they said, that this partnership will open new horizons of success for the brand.

 Moreover, the guests loved the designs and quality of the 2018 footwear line and showed their gratitude towards this partnership.