flynas, the national airline and the leading low-cost carrier in the Middle East and the world, has celebrated launching its newest operation base at Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Saudi city Madinah.
It also began flights to six new destinations and routes, including two domestic ones - Abha and Tabuk and four international ones - Dubai, Amman, Istanbul, and Ankara.
The international destinations will be operated alongside the other four existing destinations from Madinah to Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, and Cairo.
This takes the total number of destinations being catered to by flynas to 10 from the new operation base at Madinah airport.
It has now become the only carrier with four bases across the kingdom, in line with its expansion and growth plans and in parallel with the objectives of the Pilgrim 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 250 international destinations to the Kingdom as well as to reach 330 million passengers and to attract 100 million tourists annually by 2030.
On the new operations, CEO and Managing Director Bander Almohanna said: "Launching our newest operation base and inaugurating new routes come in response to the high demand for Madinah, notably from pilgrims and visitors to the holy mosque."
He noted that more new destinations and routes will be announced in the future.
"Operating 10 routes from the new base as a start was made possible as a result of more than 100% upscaling of our all-Airbus fleet in less than two years, in line with the growth and expansion plan launched early last year under the slogan," stated Almohanna.
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 objectives of the Saudi Vision 2030.-TradeArabia News Service