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Kayala Airline, a premium-class airline, was headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This privately owned airline operated both domestic and international scheduled flights, along with charter services. Its primary hub was located at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, with an additional base at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh.

The airline commenced its operations on the 16th of July 2005, and it was fully owned by the Saudi aviation company National Air Services. Initially, it operated under the name "Al-Khayala" until 6 May 2008. Unfortunately, on 1 April 2009, the company declared bankruptcy, leading to the complete cessation of all operations.

Check-In Information

Passengers we're allowed to check in online for their Kayala Airlines flight 48 hours prior to the departure time. If you were unable to check in online, you could check in at the airport 3 hours prior to the flight departure time.

Frequent Flyer Program

Kayala Airlines did not offer a frequent flyer program, which allowed its passengers to earn and redeem points.

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Destinations that Kayala Airline flies to

As of 2008, Kayala Airline operated to 3 destinations across Saudi Arabia and Dubai.

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Hub Airport

King Abdulaziz International Airport

King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) also referred to as Jeddah International Airport is an international airport serving the region of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

This airport is one the busiest airports in Saudi Arabia, serving over 40 million passengers yearly. The airport has 3 operational passenger terminals: the North Terminal, the Hajj Terminal, and the recently constructed Terminal 1. The Hajj Terminal was specifically designed to accommodate Muslim pilgrims travelling to Mecca for the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Additionally, the South Terminal, originally the fourth terminal, was repurposed into a COVID-19 vaccine centre in 2020.

This airport is a hub for flyadeal, Flynas, and Saudia. Other airlines that fly to and from this airport include Aegean Airlines, Air Arabia, Batik Air, Cyprus Airways, Daallo Airlines, Air India, Air China and many more.


As of February 2008, the Kayala Airline fleet comprised aircraft solely operated by National Air Services. The fleet included:

  • 3x Airbus A319-100
  • 1x Airbus A320-200

Frequently asked questions

What happened to Kayala Airline?

Kayala Airline filed for bankruptcy, resulting in the complete cessation of all operations on the 1st of April 2009.

Can I buy Kayala Airline flights?

Unfortunately, Kayala Airline ceased its operations in 2009. This means that you can no longer buy flights with Kayala Airline, however, there are a number of alternative airlines that operate a similar route including Saudia, Flynas, and Flyadeal among others. To begin searching for flights, scroll to the top of the page and fill in the search form.