Saudi Arabia’s national carrier, Bandar bin Abdulrahman Al-Muhanna, has announced the readiness of NAS to launch its first new direct flights to Erbil, Kurdistan Region.
“Nas flights from Jeddah, Madinah and Al Manoura will be launched to serve pilgrims and pilgrims who want to reach the two Holy Mosques,” Muhanna said in a press statement.
“Our readiness to operate direct flights to Erbil from Jeddah and Madinah as the first Saudi air carrier is an extension of the opening of NAS flights to Iraq in October last year. NAS was the first air carrier to return to Iraq after a break 27 years, and will announce the start of the first flights to Erbil in the coming days. ”
Nas Air is a Saudi national airline with a fleet of 30 Airbus A320 aircraft designed with two levels of business and economy class and more than 1,100 flights per week.
The plane landed on Baghdad International Airport on October 19, carrying a large Saudi delegation, the largest after a 27-year break between the two countries, in the presence of Saudi Ambassador to Iraq Abdul Aziz Al-Shammari, Director General of Civil Aviation Authority Hussein Mohsen and Director General of Airlines Iraqi Miran Farid.
The arrival of the Saudi aircraft was preceded by the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority and the General Authority of Civil Aviation of Saudi Arabia on August 8, 2017, whereby the number of flights between the two countries will be increased to become regular and daily rather than ground flights.