Saudi Arabia's Low-cost Carrier, Flynas Launches Direct Flights to Maldives

PUBLISHED June 20, 2023 | updated June 20, 2023 01:40

Flynas, the low-cost airline of Saudi Arabia, has launched its flights to the Maldives from Riyadh. The inaugural journey of Flynas arrived at the Maldives' Velana International Airport on Tuesday morning, where it received a ceremonial water salute.

The new route, which operates three times a week, departs from King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh at 12:05 am local time on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. The flights are scheduled to reach Velana International Airport at 8 am local time. The return flight from Velana International Airport departs at 9:05 am local time and reaches Riyadh at 1 pm local time, following the same weekly schedule.

Flynas CEO, Bander Almohanna, expressed the airline's dedication to expanding its operations by boosting its fleet size by 50% in 2023 in comparison to 2021. In February, the airline received its initial A320neo aircraft, and an additional 19 will be delivered within the next 10 months. This will raise the total number of aircraft in their fleet to 44.

Currently, Saudia, the national airline of Saudi Arabia, offers flights to the Maldives twice a week, specifically on Mondays and Fridays. With the introduction of Flynas flights, travelers now have increased options for traveling between Saudi Arabia and the Maldives.



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