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flynas board approves increasing new orders up to 250 aircraft

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The Board of Directors of flynas, the Saudi air carrier and the leading low-cost airline in the Middle East, ratified the company’s strategic plan and approved raising the volume of its orders to 250 aircraft.

After reviewing the financial results for the year 2021, the Board praised the company’s remarkable success in quickly recovering from the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic and the efficiency of the executive management in managing the crisis restoring the pre-pandemic operating levels in record time.

After concluding these agreements, flynas will become the largest low-cost airline in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. It will also be the largest owner and operator of modern aircraft in the region.

Almohanna indicated that the Board of flynas approved its international expansion within the new strategic plan and to explore the opening of new bases in several countries, which will serve as bases for flynas outside Saudi Arabia.

flynas connects more than 70 domestic and international destinations through its fleet of more than 35 aircraft, and it has transported more than 55 million passengers since its establishment in 2007.

Recently, flynas has achieved the highest rating in APEX Official Airline Rating, the non-profit organization, and ranked in the 4-star low-cost carrier category, the highest category of the low-cost airline in the world among 600 companies globally. It has been ranked as the Leading Low-Cost Airline in the Middle East by the World Travel Awards for seven consecutive years and has been awarded the Skytrax International Award as the Best Low-Cost Airline in the Middle East for 2017 2018, 2019, and 2021 and also the Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East in 2019.

flynas to connect Riyadh with Prague

Prague Airport made this announcement:

flynas, the Saudi national air carrier and the leading low-cost airline in the Middle East, has announced the launch of new direct flights from Saudi Arabia to Prague as of May 1, 2022.

flynas is taking a proactive approach in expanding its list of international destinations as it had succeeded in surpassing the levels of operation before the Covid-19 pandemic by launched sevral destinations in last summer 2021, to give more options to it’s  passengers, and more international destinations for expansion supported by the strategic location of the Kingdom and the prospects opened by Saudi vision 203.

By adding Prague to the new summer destinations list, the number of international destination options flynas offers to its passengers during the summer of 2022 rises to 16 seasonal destinations in addition to the other destinations included in the flynas network throughout the year. These destinations include Moscow – Prague – Kyiv – Odessa – Lviv – Tirana – Mykonos – Santorini – Salzburg – Vienna – Sarajevo – Baku – Tbilisi – Batumi – Hurghada – Sharm El Sheikh.

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flynas firms up 10 Airbus A321XLRs

flynas, Saudi Arabia’s first low-cost airline, has signed a firm order for 10 Airbus A321XLRs at the 2019 Dubai Airshow. The agreement was signed by Bandar Almohanna, flynas Chief Executive Officer and Christian Scherer Airbus Chief Commercial Officer.

In 2016, flynas signed an agreement for 80 A320neo family and currently operates a fleet of 27 A320ceos and 4 A320neos.

In 2018, the airline transported more than 6.6 million passengers on 60,000 domestic and international flights. The airline is currently operating over 1,200 flights weekly to 17 domestic destinations and 53 international destinations.

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Flynas becomes first Saudi carrier to receive the Airbus A320neo

First Airbus A320neo for Flynas

Flynas, Saudi Arabia’s first low-cost airline, has begun taking delivery of its first of 80 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft. This follows an agreement signed in January 2017, with deliveries scheduled to take place from 2018 to 2026.

Flynas is the first operator in Saudi Arabia to acquire the A320neo and currently operates a fleet of 30 A320ceos. The A320neo, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, will support Flynas’ expansion plans while providing greater operational efficiency and passenger comfort.

Saudi Arabia is the largest domestic aviation market in the Middle East. Since its inception in 2007, Flynas has set ambitious growth plans that continuously develop its fleet in order to carry more passengers. In 2017, the airline carried more than 6.4 million passengers and over 3 million passengers during the first half of 2018.

The A320neo Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle aircraft with over 6,200 orders from more than 100 customers since its launch in 2010. It incorporates latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklet wing tip devices, which together deliver more than 15 percent in fuel savings from day one and 20 percent by 2020 with further cabin innovations. The A320neo also offers significant environmental performance with nearly a 50 percent reduction in noise footprint compared to previous generation aircraft.

Top Copyright Photo: Flynas (Nasair) (Saudi Arabia) Airbus A320-251N WL F-WWDF (HZ-NS22) (msn 8443) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 944066.

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Former Monarch Airlines Airbus A330-200 finds a new home

Flynas (Nasair) (Saudi Arabia)(Eaglexpress Air Charter) Airbus A330-243 G-SMAN (9M-AZL) (msn 261) BHX (Ian Bowley). Image: 930023.

Monarch Airlines’ former Airbus A330-243 G-SMAN (msn 261) has found a new home. G-SMAN arrived back at Birmingham from Cambridge after repainting. The airliner will become 9M-AZL
with Eaglexpress Air Charter who will operate it on behalf of flynas.

Copyright Photo: Ian Bowley/AirlinersGallery.com.

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Flynas announces new Airbus A330 routes to London and Manchester

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Flynas (formerly Nasair) (stylized as flynas) (Jeddah) is expanding internationally to Europe and Asia with new Airbus A330s. The airline has issued this statement about its new planned Airbus A330 service to both London (Gatwick) (April 8) and Manchester (May 2):

Flynas, the Kingdom’s national carrier, concluded a successful UK tour to announce the launch of direct flights from Jeddah to London and Manchester, the first two European destinations to feature on its ambitious Global Flight Routes program.

The flights will operate three times a week to both the British capital and the northern city of Manchester, offering easy access to the entire country.

The announcements were made at two press conferences held in London and Manchester respectively.

Recently Flynas has made significant investments in enhancing its fleet by adding Airbus A330 aircraft and upgrading its in-flight offering to include a 12-seat Business Class Cabin and smarter onboard entertainment technologies which are perfectly in line with the expectations of cosmopolitan, regional and international customers.

All of Flynas’ international flights will operate out of its hub in Jeddah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The airline recently announced the launch of direct flights to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (starting on April 6) and Jakarta, Indonesia. Other destinations set to be rolled out as part of the program include Paris, France; Karachi, Pakistan and Casablanca, Morocco.

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Nasair rebrands as Flynas with a new color scheme

Nasair (subsidiary of National Air Services) (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) has repainted this Airbus A320-200 with Sharklets in a new livery in Singapore. The new look rebrands the carrier as “Flynas” which trades on its website flynas.com URL address. The change was announced on November 13.

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Copyright Photo: Kok Chwee K.C. Sim/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-214 VP-CXJ (msn 5716) appears in Singapore after emerging from the paint shop.

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