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Nesma Airlines Adds New Domestic Routes

Nesma Airlines celebrated this month the inauguration of its new domestic round-trip flights from Jeddah to Riyadh, Dammam and Hail.

Director General of King Abdulaziz International Airport, Engineer Abdullah Al-Rimi, celebrated with Nesma Airlines and commented:

“King Abdulaziz International Airport is witnessing an increase in demand from both domestic and international airline companies; Nesma is supporting domestic destinations like Riyadh and Dammam in addition to connecting Jeddah Airport to Hail Airport according to the General Authority of Civil Aviation plan.”

The new Jeddah routes are based on a partnership with Nesma Airlines and Al-Tayyar Group, using leased aircraft from Small Planet Airlines

Nesma Airlines has six round-trip flights daily from Jeddah to Riyadh, two round-trip flights daily from Jeddah to Dammam and one round-trip from Jeddah to Hail.

In October this year Nesma Airlines launched domestic flight services with a central hub at Hail Regional Airport to various locations in the Kingdom which currently include Tabuk, Qaisumah, Turaif and Medina with future flights from Hail to include Rafha, Arar, Qurayyat, Al Jouf, Riyadh, Dammam and Qassim. All flights are flying with the airline’s ATR 72-600 aircraft.

Regarding the airlines’ fleet, CEO of Nesma Airlines, Faisal Al-Turki, said:

“Nesma Airlines is planning to increase its fleet during the next three years to include six ATR72-600 aircraft for flights operating in the northern cities, and one Airbus A319 and one Airbus A320 for flights operating from Hail Airport to major cities. Another A320 aircraft along with two Airbus A321s will operate commercial flights between Jeddah-Riyadh and Jeddah-Dammam.”

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