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28 May 2023

Nas Air to raise UAE frequencies

By Shweta Jain

Saudi Arabia's low cost carrier, Nas Air, owned by private aviation group National Aviation Services plans to step up its frequencies to the UAE in April this year, said an airline executive.

The move will see the budget carrier operating daily flights to Sharjah and Abu Dhabi from Jeddah starting from April 2009. Currently, Nas Air operates four flights a week from Jeddah to Sharjah and three flights a week to Abu Dhabi.

"From early-April, we plan to take the frequency up to a daily service to both the UAE cities – Sharjah and Abu Dhabi," a Nas Air executive told Emirates Business. He said the current frequency of six flights a week between Sharjah and Riyadh would go up to 10 flights a week starting April.

The airline also plans to expand its fleet size in line with the frequency increase.


Kayala Airlines, Nas Aviation Group's premium scheduled service airline, said yesterday it would operate daily flights from Dubai to Jeddah and Riyadh.

Operating the 44-seater Airbus A319 corporate jet, Kayala Airlines has also increased its domestic flights between Jeddah and Riyadh to four daily flights.

The firm is likely to look at fleet expansion plan in 2010, an airline executive said.