A senior figure leading the development of the Saudi Arabian airline industry
Position: CEO Commercial Airlines
Biography: Walter Prenzler was appointed CEO Commercial Airlines for NasAir in October 2008.
A unit of the Nas Group, NasAir was launched in February 2007 as the kingdom’s first low-cost carrier. Based in Riyadh, it currently operates 350 weekly flights to 24 destinations within and outside Saudi Arabia.
In February, NasAir announced it will be launching four direct flights a week to Mumbai from the end of March and plans to add routes to other Indian cities. Prenzler has had a long career in the industry, which stretches back to 1980 when he was appointed as manager of route planning with German airline Lufthansa in Cologne.
He went on to serve in other key roles at Lufthansa, including regional director of passenger services for the Middle East and Pakistan from 1996 to 1998 and as a managing consultant and vice-president of Asia sales from 2003 to 2008, when he was based in Indonesia and Singapore.
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