Articles Tagged ‘SAMA’

Nas Air now only Saudi LCC; two new links to Dubai will take international network to over 30 routes

Nas Air now only Saudi LCC; two new links to Dubai will take international network to over 30 routes

Now that Sama is no more Nas Air is the only remaining Saudi-based LCC. International routes now represent over half of the airline’s capacity but which routes has it started this year? How much competition does it face on its busiest domestic route?

Saudi Arabia’s Sama ceases services; 70% of network was allocated to international flights to eight cities

Saudi Arabia’s Sama ceases services; 70% of network was allocated to international flights to eight cities

The battle between Saudi Arabia’s two LCCs appears to have been won by Nas Air. Rival Sama ceased operations this week. How big was its fleet and which cities did it serve recently and in the past? And what did it need a Jetstream for?

Saudi market grows as liberalisation lets LCCs in; Nas Air and Sama growing internationally

Article Thumbnail: Country FocusSaudi Arabia is home to two low-cost carriers, Nas Air and Sama. How did their emergence impact traffic figures at the nation’s airports? Which are the leading international airlines and which are the leading country markets for international flights?


New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 7 November – Friday 13 November)

Routes NewsA big anna.aero welcome to Air Kiribati making their first appearance in our news section. We also have details of new routes (and celebratory pictures) started this week in Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Germany, India, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sudan, Turkey, the UAE, the UK, and the USA.

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 8 November – Friday 14 November):

Article Thumbnail: News in BriefThis week sees another batch of new routes launched by Aegean Airlines, AirAsia X, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, Belle Air, Cebu Pacific, China Southern, Norwegian, Porter Airlines, Ryanair (just one new route this week!) and Sama.

New routes launched during the last week
(30 August – 5 September 2008)

Article Thumbnail: News in BriefNew routes started this week operated by Air Asia, clickair, Finnair, Hainan Airlines, Kingfisher, LAN, Northwest, S7, Sama and Southwest.


Saudi Arabia starts to embrace liberalisation: local LCCs respond enthusiastically

Saudi Arabia starts to embrace liberalisation: local LCCs respond enthusiasticallyLiberalisation, of sorts, has even made it to Saudi Arabia. Two new local LCCs have grasped the opportunity to compete in the huge domestic market previously dominated by Saudi Arabian. Which are the top 10 domestic airports? Which are the most popular country markets to and from Saudi Arabia and which airlines are providing the services?

Sama likes it hot

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisSaudi Arabia has not just one but two LCCs now operating in the domestic market. We take a closer look at Sama, whose management has considerable experience of UK LCCs. How is it scheduling its four Dammam-based aircraft to offer five routes out of Riyadh? How many passengers currently fly on the routes operated by Sama?