Saudi Arabia’s low-cost airline, flynas, has announced adding 10 new destinations and routes in Asia and Europe during the 2023 summer season as of next June, boosting its ever-growing flight network.
The carrier will launch four new destinations out of King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, including the Maldives, Yerevan in Armenia, Antalya in Turkey, and Tivat in Montenegro. Meanwhile, six new routes will be launched, including four from Dammam to Salalah in Oman, Istanbul and Trabzon in Turkey, and Tirana in Albania. Two more routes will operate from Jeddah to Salalah and Bodrum in Turkey.
Flynas will also re-operate its summer destinations and routes, which include Prague in the Czech Republic, Vienna and Salzburg in Austria, Baku in Azerbaijan, Tbilisi and Batumi in Georgia, Sarajevo in Bosnia, and Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt.
The new destinations and routes reflect flynas' commitment to growth and expansion, according to CEO Bander Almohanna. He said that the airline aims to become the best low-cost airline in the Middle East and one of the top 10 airlines in its category globally. Almohanna added that flynas aims to align with Saudi Vision 2030 and the civil aviation strategy to attract 100 million tourists and reach 250 international destinations annually.
Flynas reported record growth in performance and operations during 2022, with passenger numbers increasing by 91% to 8.7 million, flight numbers up 45% to 66,000, and seat capacity growing by 46%. The airline plans to upscale its fleet by 50% in 2023 compared to 2021, with 19 new A320neo aircraft set to be delivered in the next 10 months.
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