Karachi: Nasair, low fare airline based in Saudi Arabia, Monday announced it will launch new flights to Karachi, Pakistan on June 18. It will operate daily scheduled flights from Riyadh and Jeddah airports which will go on sale for introductory price of SAR 499 inclusive of taxes. Addition of Karachi to route network will bring number of nasair’s international destinations to 19 cities.
The flights will accommodate growth in demand from Pakistani expats living and working in Saudi Arabia. With Hajj season approaching for year 2011 this critical route expansion will help serve nearly 200,000 pilgrims who fly to Saudi Arabia from Pakistan every year. The routes will be flown by nasair’s modern Airbus A320 aircraft, a press release said.
Simon Stewart, CEO says, “We are proud of our commitment to being smart choice for passengers throughout the MENA region and beyond. By adding this new destination, we intend to efficiently serve Pakistani businessmen, executives, families, workers living in Saudi Arabia. We also hope to offer Saudi business people more travel options for reaching expanding markets in Pakistan.”
To better service travellers between two countries, nasair has introduced seven direct flights between Jeddah and Karachi each week and seven direct flights between Riyadh and Karachi per week.
Turki Abdullah Al Jawini, Director Sales said “nasair team is proud to represent Smart Airline, catering to needs of domestic, international, business, religious tourist alike. We recognize our passengers want to plan their trips in advance to take advantage of our book early and pay less’ model.”
Launched in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in February 2007, nasair has transported more than 5 million passengers with 450 weekly flights on its 14 aircraft, covering 28 destinations both within and outside Saudi Arabia.