flynas expands international network to Mumbai and Asmara

Two new flynas Airbus A320neos parked together on the ramp.
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Major Middle East low-cost carrier flynas has recently launched direct flights from Jeddah to two diverse destinations—Mumbai in India and Asmara in Eritrea.

This further bolsters flynas’ international network and also aligns with the objectives of the Pilgrims Experience Program (PEP) and the National Civil Aviation Strategy.

The two initiatives have the goals of enhancing accessibility to the Two Holy Mosques and in connecting Saudi Arabia to 250 international destinations.

Mumbai and Asmara

Mumbai: Financial Hub in South Asia

On Monday, January 15, flynas inaugurated two weekly direct flights to Mumbai, the bustling financial center, and the most populous city in India.

This network addition not only strengthens economic ties between Saudi Arabia and India but also provides travelers with convenient access to a vibrant metropolis known for its rich cultural tapestry and economic significance.


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Asmara: Exploring the Horn of Africa

Adding to the interest, flynas then commenced operations to Asmara on Wednesday, January 17, with two weekly direct flights on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Asmara, the capital and most populous city of Eritrea, holds an appeal for travelers with its unique blend of history and modernity.

Positioned on the Horn of Africa, it also opens up a new dimension in flynas’ international network, connecting the Middle East to the eastern reaches of the continent.

Ceremony at King Abdulaziz International Airport

A ceremony at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah marked the official launch of these direct flights.

Representatives from flynas and Jeddah Airports Company (JEDCO) gathered to commemorate the occasion, emphasizing the significance of these new routes in enhancing regional connectivity.

Flight Schedule and Frequency

As of the recent launch, flynas operates two weekly direct flights to Mumbai on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Simultaneously, direct flights to Asmara are scheduled for Wednesdays and Sundays. This well-thought-out schedule ensures flexibility for travelers while maximizing the airline’s operational efficiency.

Expansive Network and Vision 2030

Flynas boasts a robust network, connecting over 70 domestic and international destinations through more than 1500 weekly flights.

Since its inception in 2007, the airline has flown over 60 million passengers, with ambitious plans to reach 165 destinations, aligning with the objectives outlined in the Saudi Vision 2030.

International Accolades

The success of flynas has garnered international recognition, evident in prestigious awards such as the Skytrax International Award for the 4th Best LCC worldwide and the Best Low-cost Airline in the Middle East in 2023.

Additionally, the airline secured the Best Low-cost Airline Award in the Middle East from the World Travel Awards in 2023 for the ninth consecutive year.

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