Expanding its connectivity between Saudi Arabia and Ethiopia, low-cost carrier flynas, is set to launch six new direct flights from Riyadh and Jeddah to the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, commencing on October 9th.
This network move aligns with flynas’ ambitious plans to extend its footprint within the African market. It’s also a pivotal step in realizing the airline’s growth and expansion strategy, which was unveiled last year under the captivating slogan, “We Connect the World to the Kingdom.”
Furthermore, this latest expansion is in sync with the National Civil Aviation Strategy‘s vision, which aims to cater to 330 million passengers and 100 million tourists, and expand the roster of international destinations linked to the Kingdom to over 250 by 2030.
The national initiative also seeks to enhance accessibility to the Holy Mosques, all while providing an exceptional travel experience.
New African connections
As of October 9th, flynas will operate the new Riyadh to Addis Ababa route with three weekly flights, available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Simultaneously, starting from October 10th, travelers departing from Jeddah can enjoy three weekly flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, cementing Saudi Arabia’s connection with Ethiopia through six direct weekly flights.
This move is set to significantly bolster travel options to Africa, facilitating seamless journeys for pilgrims and visitors alike between these two nations.
Headquartered in Riyadh, flynas is the first low-cost airline in Saudi Arabia and the second largest airline in the country after Saudi Arabian Airlines. Flynas operates a fleet of over 70 aircraft to over 38 destinations in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, and Asia.
Flynas was founded in 2007 as Nas Air. It was renamed Flynas in 2013. The airline is owned by a consortium of Saudi investors, including the Public Investment Fund, the General Investment Fund, and the Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation.
As a leading regional low-cost carrier, the airline boasts a vast network encompassing over 70 domestic and international destinations, with a staggering frequency of more than 1,500 weekly flights.