flynas, the leading Saudi low-cost carrier (LLC), celebrated the launch of direct flights between Jeddah and Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, which will be operated with three weekly flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
This latest addition to flynas’ network is set to further bolster air travel accessibility to the Kingdom while expanding its operational footprint across Central Asia.
flynas Remarkable Growth
Before diving into the details of this latest route announcement, let’s first explore the remarkable journey of flynas as a prominent LLC.
With the slogan “We connect the world to the Kingdom,” flynas has become a key player in the Middle East’s aviation scene.
Their positioning is exemplified by their consecutive wins as the Middle East’s top LLC at the prestigious Skytrax International Awards for six consecutive years. In 2023, they also secured an impressive global ranking, placing fourth among the world’s best LLCs.
New Service Inauguration
To mark the inauguration of this exciting new route, flynas hosted two separate events—one in Jeddah on October 3 and another in Bishkek on October 4, showcasing their commitment to both regions.
The festivities began at Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport on October 3. The event was graced by the presence of His Excellency Ulukbek Maripov, Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to Saudi Arabia.
Key representatives from flynas, the Aviation Holding Company (ACP), and Jeddah Airports Company were also in attendance. This event laid the foundation for the promising partnership between Saudi Arabia and Kyrgyzstan.
Bishkek’s Grand Welcome
On October 4, Bishkek welcomed flynas with open arms as the inaugural flight from Jeddah touched down at Manas International Airport.
The aircraft was greeted with a ceremonial water salute, a symbol of honor and respect. His Excellency Ibrahim bin Radi Al-Radi, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic, joined His Excellency Ulukbek Maripov in celebrating this historic moment.
Additionally, officials from the Kyrgyz aviation and tourism authorities, as well as prominent travel agencies, graced the event with their presence.
The Jeddah-Bishkek route is set to operate with weekly frequency, offering travelers increased accessibility between these two vibrant destinations.
Flights will be available every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, providing travelers with flexibility in planning their journeys.
Promising Growth Opportunity
This expansion into Central Asia aligns perfectly with the objectives of the Pilgrim Experience Program (PEP).
The program aims to facilitate easier access for pilgrims to the Two Holy Mosques in Saudi Arabia. For ACP and flynas, this expansion represents a promising growth opportunity within the Saudi aviation sector.
Contributing to National Goals
Beyond the immediate benefits, this expansion initiative also contributes to the broader goals of the National Tourism Strategy and National Civil Aviation Strategy in Saudi Arabia.
These strategies are ambitious, aiming to connect the Kingdom with 250 destinations worldwide, attract 330 million passengers to Saudi Arabia, and welcome 100 million tourists to the country by 2030.
The Jeddah-Bishkek route plays a pivotal role in achieving these objectives, making it a significant milestone in Saudi Arabia’s aviation history.
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