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Saudi’s Flynas to become MENA’s largest low-cost carrier

The airline is expanding its fleet by 250 aircraft and may open several new international bases

Saudi Arabian low-cost carrier Flynas’ Board of Directors has approved raising the volume of aircraft orders to 250.

The approval of the significant fleet expansion was based on the airline’s financial performance last year and the efficiency of the executive management in managing the repercussions of Covid-19 and restoring the pre-pandemic operating levels in record time.

Once the aircraft are delivered, Flynas will become the largest low-cost airline in the MENA region. The carrier will also explore the opening of new bases in several countries.

Ranked as the Leading Low-Cost Airline in the Middle East by the World Travel Awards for seven consecutive years, Flynas currently connects more than 70 domestic and international destinations.

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Commenting on the announcement, Flynas CEO and MD Bander Almohanna said: “The decision of the Board of Directors of Flynas to raise our new aircraft orders to 250 supports our effort to achieve the Civil Aviation Strategy, and expresses the Board of Directors’ belief in the growth opportunities and positive perspective of domestic and international markets.

“From our position as a Saudi air carrier, we see great opportunities for expansion supported by the strategic location of the Kingdom and the prospects opened by Saudi Vision 2030 for the air transport sector. This is reinforced by the launch of the Civil Aviation Strategy, which aims to increase the annual passenger traffic to 330 million and connect KSA with more than 250 destinations worldwide by 2030.” 

Speaking about the types of aircraft that will make up the new fleet, Almohanna added: “We will explore aircraft of different capabilities to fly to new destinations, increasing the connection of the world to the Kingdom, while supporting tourism and contributing to the transportation of pilgrims and Umrah performers.”

For more information, visit www.flynas.com

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