Saudi’s flynas announces flights to Maldives


Saudi Arabia’s airline, flynas launched new flight routes for Summer, including the Maldives.

The budget carrier of Saudi Arabia announced 10 new destinations including the Maldives in Asia and Europe during the 2023 summer season.

Four new destinations will be served out of King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, including the Armenian capital of Yerevan, Antalya in Turkey, and Tivat in Montenegro along with the Maldives.

Moreover, six new routes will be launched, including four routes from Dammam to Salalah in Oman, the Turkish cities of Istanbul and Trabzon, and the Albanian capital of Tirana.

In addition, two more routes will be operated from Jeddah to Salalah and Bodrum in Turkey.

The airline’s summer destinations and routes already launched as seasonal, will be re-operated. This includes routes to Prague in Czech Republic, Vienna, and Salzburg in Austria, the Azeri capital of Baku, Tbilisi, and Batumi in Georgia, Sarajevo in Bosnia, Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt, Trabzon and Bodrum in Turkey, and Salalah in Oman.

The airline will reportedly operate to 20 destinations as part of its summer 2023 schedule.

Speaking about the new routes, Bander Almohanna, the CEO of flynas said that this reflect the company’s commitment to its growth and expansion strategy.

“This approach is in line with the objectives of the Saudi Vision 2030 and the civil aviation strategy to reach 330m passengers, 250 international destinations, and 100m tourists annually,” Almohanna said.

He further added that the airline posted a record growth in performance and operations during 2022, with an increase of 91% in the number of passengers to 8.7 million, a surge of 45% in the number of flights to 66,000, and a 46% seat capacity growth.

“flynas is keen to continue growing in its operations through upscaling its fleet by 50% during the current year 2023 compared to 2021, as the number of aircraft increased to 44 in February after taking delivery of the first A320neo out of 19 aircraft of the same model to be delivered during the next 1 months,” Almohanna added.

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