Nesma Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
Fleet size2
Parent companyNesma Holding Company Ltd.
HeadquartersCairo, Egypt
Key peopleFaisal Al-Turki, (CEO, Saudi Arabia)
Karim Baky (CEO, Egypt)

Nesma Airlines is an Egyptian airline (member of Saudi Arabia’s Nesma Group) which operates scheduled international regional flights as well as regional flights within Saudi Arabia. It operates as a full-service carrier on international flights.


Nesma Airlines' first commercial flight was on 18 July 2010 from Hurghada to Ljubljana. The airline also operated charter flights linking Egypt, Europe, the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and Italy,[1] Spain, Poland and France.

The airline started to operate scheduled flights to Saudi Arabia on the 24 June 2011 to Ha'il, Tabuk and Taif.[2]

On 27 October 2016, the airline launched domestic services within Saudi Arabia, operating out of a central hub at Ha'il Regional Airport to various locations in the Saudi Arabia including Tabuk and Qaisumah using ATR 72-600 aircraft.

On 21 November 2016, Nesma Airlines began new routes [3] from Jeddah between Riyadh, Dammam and Ha'il[4] using A320 aircraft.


As of July 2022, Nesma Airlines' schedule flights included:[5]

Saudi Arabia


Nesma Airlines Airbus A320 Bertha

As of September 2022, the Nesma Airlines Egypt fleet consists of the following aircraft:[6]

Nesma Airlines Egypt current fleet

Nesma Airlines (Egypt) fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 2 180
Total 2

Nesma Airlines Egypt former fleet

The airline previously operated the following aircraft:

Nesma Airlines Saudi Arabia current fleet

As of July 2022, Nesma Airlines Saudi Arabia does not operate any of their own aircraft.[9]

Nesma Airlines Saudi Arabia former fleet


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