JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS
Published — Thursday 21 February 2013
Last update 20 February 2013 10:59 pm
Saudi national carrier nasair has celebrated the launch of its first flight from Riyadh to Taif and also its first international flight from Kuwait at Taif International Airport.
Nasair CEO Francois Bouteiller and senior officials were on board the first flight from Riyadh to Taif.
The CEO and the carrier’s GM operation of domestic airports at GACA, the director general of Taif airport and airport officials also took part in the celebrations.
They received the passengers of the first flight coming from Kuwait with gifts and flowers and wished them a pleasant stay in Taif.
Similarly they bid farewell to those who were leaving on the first flight from Riyadh wishing them a safe and happy flight.
Bouteiller said: “Taif’s strategic location with its continuous growth of travel demand encouraged nasair to expand its operation to this important part of the Kingdom.”
He said he had stressed this point to Taif Gov. Fahd bin Abdulaziz bin Moamer, when he had the honor of meeting him in his office and he sincerely thanked the governor for continuously supporting nasair.
Bouteiller said: “The new Taif-Riyadh and Taif-Kuwait services are considered as a historic accomplishment in the successful journey of nasair. Since its inception 7 years ago, nasair has achieved a remarkable growth, which we could have never accomplished without the support of our loyal customers.”
Bouteiller added: “Operating nasair’s four weekly flights between Taif and Riyadh, and also three weekly flights between Taif and Kuwait are significant because of the destinations that are extremely important.”
Since the inception of nasair in 2007 in Saudi Arabia, it had transported more than 10 million passengers.