Saudi Arabia’s flynas, the national airline and the leading low-cost carrier in the Middle East and the world has announced adding 7 new routes to its flight network from its new operations base at Madinah Airport starting from December 1st, 2023. This will make flynas the only carrier with 4 operations bases across the Kingdom, according to a press release.
The new routes will include two domestic destinations, Abha and Tabuk, and five international destinations, Dubai, Amman, Baghdad, Istanbul, and Ankara. These will be operated alongside the existing four routes operated by flynas from Madinah will reach 11 so far.
Bander Almohanna, flynas CEO and Managing Director, said: “The launch of these routes from our latest operations base coincides with taking delivery of new aircraft to further upscale flynas fleet. We are proud to showcase our commitment to Madinah and to expand offerings for our guests, in line with the objectives of the Pilgrims Experience Program (PEP) to facilitate access to the Two Holy Mosques and the National Civil Aviation Strategy to enable national air carriers to contribute to connecting the Kingdom with 250 International destinations and to reach 330 million passengers and to attract 100 million tourists annually by 2030”.
Almohanna added: “The operations from our new operations base will start with two aircraft as a first stage, and we are planning to increase our operations and fleet size and to launch more destinations to achieve our strategy “we Connect the World with the Kingdom” Through which we aim to enhance our guests experience with direct flights to many destinations in and outside Saudi, this step will create new jobs opportunities and increase the Saudization in the Aviation industry”
Flynas has recently received approval from its Board of Directors to increase new aircraft orders to 250 aircraft to position flynas as the largest low-cost airline in the Middle East. Flynas connects more than 70 domestic and international destinations with more than 1500 weekly flights and has flown more than 60 million passengers since its launch in 2007, with the aim to reach 165 domestic and international destinations, in line with the objective of the Saudi Vision 2030.