Nas Air starts Beirut services
Riyadh, November 2, 2008
Nas Air, the first budget carrier in Saudi Arabia, has begun flights on the Riyadh-Beirut route, from November 1.
'Lebanon is an attractive destination for nas air, especially with the influx of Lebanese employed in the Kingdom. Beirut is also in ideal destination for Saudi tourists through out the year, it is for these reasons that we have added our second route to Lebanon,' stated Suleiman Al Hamdan, new CEO of Saudi National Air Services.
'Nas air first started operation to Lebanon in June this year from Jeddah with overwhelming response from Saudi and Lebanese travelers,' he added.
'Budget airlines in today’s economic catastrophes are enjoying huge growth as people and companies today are looking to cut costs.'
Low cost airlines today enjoy large market shares respectively in traditional large courier dominated markets; Europe 35 per cent and USA 38 per cent, according to a statement.-TradeArabia News Service