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Saudi girl designs aircraft interiors

The designer said she feels pride every time she sees a Nesma Airlines aircraft soaring in the sky

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A young Saudi woman has designed the interiors of three aircraft belonging to Cairo-based Nesma Airlines, an Egyptian company that was set up in a joint venture with Saudi investors.

Arwa Salim also designed the logos and chose the colors for the aircraft’s fuselage, Makkah daily reported.

Salim, who has been working for Jeddah-based Nesma Holding Group for seven years, said it was not an easy job.

“Graphic designs and decorations require creative artistic talents and knowledge about various cultures,” said Salim, who studied graphic design at a Jordan university.

Initial difficulty

She said she had difficulty from the outset in selecting the most appropriate colors for the airplane interior and fuselage.

For the latter, she decided to go with grey, representing Nesma Holding Company, and yellow, representing Egyptian culture.

She said: “It was a tough job for me because I had to bring out the company’s airplanes in terms of colors and make them distinctive from other global airliners.

“I was jumping with joy when I learned that my designs had been approved by the authorities.”

She attributed her success to Nesma Airlines and her self-confidence.

Salim said she feels pride every time she sees a Nesma Airlines aircraft soaring in the sky with the yellow and grey logo on its body.