São José dos Campos, March 28, 2008 – Embraer delivered the first EMBRAER 195 jet, today, to nasair aviation of Saudi Arabia. The airline will operate three EMBRAER 190s and two EMBRAER 195s under a leasing agreement with GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS).
Combined with the five EMBRAER 190 firm orders announced during the Dubai Airshow in November last year, the nasair E-Jets fleet comes to a total of ten aircraft. The E-Jets will serve as the backbone of the nasair fleet, flying in growing domestic and regional markets.
“We are very proud to welcome a new E-Jet operator in the Middle East, where the jet family has already proven its value in commercial service,” said Mauro Kern, Embraer Executive Vice President, Airline Market. “While passengers flying with nasair enjoy superior cabin comfort on the E-Jets, the operator will benefit from the outstanding economics and performance that the EMBRAER 190 and the EMBRAER 195 deliver.”
The EMBRAER 195 delivered to nasair features a comfortable, single-class configuration with 118 seats. The family of E-Jets airlines is growing in the Middle East and customers are reporting a very positive passenger acceptance.
“Today’s delivery heralds the beginning of new and exciting developments for nasair’s successful business model,” commented Ed Winter, CEO of nasair aviation. “We are very excited to receive our first E-Jet – the catalyst for our aggressive growth, which will enable us to expand our domestic activity and take us to new regions in the Middle East.”
About nasair aviation
Nasair aviation is a company belonging to National Air Services (NAS) and is the newest and most affordable point-to-point airline in Saudi Arabia. The 100% ticketless airline provides an opportunity for everyone to fly at affordable low fares, while assuring superior standards. Nasair is the first low-cost airline in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and is based in King Khaled International Airport (KKIA), in Riyadh. All of the airline’s aircraft have been especially configured in a single-class layout. The company currently flies to domestic and international destinations, and plans to expand services in the Middle East with the EMBRAER 190 and EMBRAER 195 jets. More information is available at www.flynas.com.