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Nasair connects major KSA cities to Dubai

Saudi Arabia's lone low cost carrier connects to UAE travel hub.
Nasair announced the launch of services to Dubai.
Nasair announced the launch of services to Dubai.

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Nasair, Saudi Arabia’s one remaining low cost carrier, has launched ten flights per week between Dubai and KSA’s two major cities, Riyadh and Jeddah.

Nasair, launched in 2007, now operates more than 450 flights per week and serves 24 domestic and international destinations.

“We have seen a marked increase in demand from passengers to travel between Dubai and Saudi Arabia so opening up this route was a logical step in our strategic expansion plans,” said Sulaiman Al Hamdan, CEO of National Air Services (NAS Holding).

“According to recent statistics, passenger figures through Dubai are up 14% in 2010, which demonstrates the importance of the emirate as a major travel hub in the region.

“By 2011, we will have 18 flights per week from Riyadh, Jeddah and Al Dammam to Dubai.”

Nasair aims to carry 2.2 million passengers in 2010 and launch at least three more international routes by the first quarter of 2011.

Nasair has 13 planes in its fleet, including Embraer E190s and Airbus A320s.

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