RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, October 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
nasair, the smart low cost carrier, is celebrating the first anniversary of its operations in Kerala. The airline launched its operations to Kerala in October 2010 by operating four flights between Saudi Arabia and Kozhikode Airport. Launched in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in February 2007, nasair has grown exponentially, transporting more than five million Customers. It is also a pioneering 'Smart Choice', serving Customers with over 450 weekly flights. The fleet consists of 15 aircraft covering 27 destinations both within and outside Saudi Arabia. Priced competitively, the fleet is considered the youngest in the region with Airbus A320s and Embrear E190s.
Owned by private aviation group, National Air Services (NAS Holding), nasair entered the low cost carrier market with a strong expansion strategy for India and consolidated its schedule to focus on flights from Kozhikode to Jeddah via Riyadh and Dammam, the three key domestic airports in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, strengthening the ties between the two countries.
The number of Customers between Kozhikode and Saudi Arabia on nasair flights has increased rapidly, and the airline has been able to cater to the needs of its Customers by offering competitive fares, smart services and on-time performance.
nasair has added 7 international destinations to its portfolio in 2011, emphasising the carrier's interest in serving key international markets. In addition, the airline is working with authorities to offer smooth, onward connections to its 3 other domestic airports within Saudi Arabia. "At nasair we believe that one of the markers of success is serving our Customers with efficiency, intelligence and warmth, that's how we have become the smart choice for Customers on our network. We also know that tapping into new markets and growing destinations is the best way for us to service our people and India is one of the critical destinations we hope to continue to invest in at our airline," said nasair Deputy CCO, Mr. Turki Al Jawini.
Mr. Mehboob Peshimam is the director for India subcontinent based in India.
Great India Aviation Services (GIAS) is the General Sales Agent for nasair in Kerala. GIAS is the sister concern of the well known Air Travel Enterprises (ATE) Group of Companies. Mr. E. M. Najeeb, is the Chairman and Managing Director of the ATE Group.