As a result of operating again at pre-pandemic levels, the flynas Board of Directors have agreed to increase the volume of aircraft on order to 250 of varying capabilities. The Saudi carrier and leading low-cost airline in the Middle East is aiming to become the largest low-cost airline in the MENA region.
The additional aircraft will enable flynas to expand internationally and explore the opening of new bases outside Saudi Arabia. Currently, flynas operates more than 1500 weekly flights to 35 domestic and international destinations with its fleet of approximately 35 aircraft. Recently the carrier signed an agreement with Airbus to purchase 120 new A320neo aircraft at a list value of US$ 8.6 billion (£6.6 billion).
Bander Almohanna, the CEO & MD of flynas, commented: “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,” adding that “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. We will explore aircraft of different capabilities, to fly to new destinations increasing the connection of the world to the Kingdom, support tourism and contribute to the transportation of pilgrims and Umrah performers.”