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Nesma Airlines is a Saudi Arabian airline which operates scheduled domestic flights within Saudi Arabia as well as international regional flights. Nesma Airlines operates as a full-service carrier on international flights, offering a choice of travel between Business Class and Economy Class.

Nesma Airlines
Nesma Airlines logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Fleet size10
Parent companyNesma Holding Company Ltd.
HeadquartersJeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Key peopleFaisal Al-Turki, (CEO, Saudi Arabia)
Ashraf Lamloum (CEO, Egypt)

On domestic flights, Nesma Airlines operates all-Economy aircraft, with free hot and cold beverages, and some small snacks, available during the flight. Depending on the route and destination, other food and drink options may be available for purchase on board, in addition to a selection of pre-booked meals.[1]


Nesma Airlines officially took to the skies in June 2010.

Nesma Airlines first commercial flight was on 18 July 2010 from Hurghada to Ljubljana and the airline currently operates charter flights linking Egypt's most popular tourist spots to Europe and the Middle East mainly to Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, Italy,[2] Spain, Poland and France.

And to continue its success in the charter market, the airline started to operate scheduled flights to Saudi Arabia on the 24th of June 2011 to Hail, Tabuk and Taif.[3]

On October 27, 2016, the airline launched domestic flight services within Saudi Arabia. Flights will operate out of the central hub at Hail Regional Airport to various locations in the Kingdom which currently includes Tabuk and Qaisumah. All flights will be flown on board the airline's ATR 72-600 aircraft.

On November 21, 2016, Nesma Airlines began a new operational route [4] based from Jeddah between Riyadh, Dammam and Hail. The flights include six daily trips between Jeddah and Riyadh and two daily trips between Jeddah and Dammam as well as daily trip to Hail.[5] These flights are flown with Nesma Airlines newly leased A320 and A321 aircraft through a joint agreement with Small Planet Airlines.[6]



Nesma Airlines Airbus A320 Bertha

The Nesma Airlines Egypt fleet consists of the following aircraft as of August 2019:[8]

Nesma Airlines Egypt current fleetEdit

Nesma Airlines (Egypt) fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A319-100 1 150
Airbus A320-200 2 180
Total 3

Nesma Airlines Egypt former fleetEdit

The airline previously operated the following aircraft (as of August 2018):[9]

  • 1 further Airbus A320

Nesma Airlines Saudi Arabia FleetEdit

Nesma Airlines (Saudi Arabia) fleet[10]
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 2 180 Leased from Jetstar Pacific Airlines
ATR 72-600 4 70
Total 6


  1. ^ "Nesma Airlines". Retrieved 2016-11-24.
  2. ^ Garozis, Savvas (2010-09-12). "NESMA AIRLINES 320-200 SU-NMB(cn1732) | Flickr – Photo Sharing!". Flickr. Retrieved 2012-06-26.
  3. ^ "GACA". Retrieved 2017-09-13.
  4. ^ "Nesma Airlines enters the fray between Jeddah and Riyadh". 2016-11-22. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
  5. ^ "Nesma Airlines". Retrieved 2016-12-04.
  6. ^ "Nesma Airlines". Retrieved 2016-12-04.
  7. ^ "Nesma Airlines". Retrieved 2017-09-13.
  8. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2019): 13.
  9. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2018 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2018): 13.
  10. ^ "Nesma Airlines Fleet Details and History". Retrieved 2017-09-13.

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