flynas inaugurates direct service Jeddah to Brussels

A flynas aircraft on the tarmac in Jeddah.
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Len Varley - Assistant Editor 4 Min Read
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flynas recently celebrated the inauguration of its direct flight route between Jeddah and Brussels.

This achievement not only furthers flynas’ progressive network expansion, but also marks a historic moment as the first Saudi carrier to establish a direct link between Saudi Arabia and Belgium.

Collaboration with ACP

This remarkable feat is a result of a strategic collaboration with the Saudi Air Connectivity Program (ACP). Launched under the banner “We Connect the World to the Kingdom,” flynas’ expansion strategy, initiated last year, is proving to be a game-changer in international aviation.

The introduction of the Jeddah-Brussels route is a significant step towards achieving the objectives outlined in the Kingdom’s National Aviation Strategy.

With a goal to accommodate 330 million passengers and host 100 million tourists by 2030, this move aligns seamlessly with the broader ambition of transforming Saudi Arabia into a global travel and tourism hub.

This new route is a testament to the Kingdom’s commitment to becoming a global player in the travel and tourism industry. The ambitious target of connecting over 250 international destinations by 2030 reflects a vision that extends beyond conventional boundaries.


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Moreover, it contributes to the goals of the Pilgrim Experience Program, aimed at enhancing accessibility to the Two Holy Mosques.

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Inauguration Ceremony

The inauguration ceremony held on December 2nd at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah was a grand affair.

Notable attendees included Pascal Gregoire, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, along with representatives from flynas, ACP, and Jeddah Airports Company (JEDCO).

Reception at Brussels Airport

Upon arrival at Brussels Airport, the inaugural flight received a warm reception, complete with a welcoming ceremony attended by the deputy ambassador of the Saudi Arabia embassy in Brussels, Mohammed Moanes.

The festivities extended to Brussels, where flynas organized a ceremony attended by their representatives and key travel agents, commemorating the launch of the new route, which is set to operate with three weekly flights.

Flynas: A Growing Presence

Currently, flynas connects more than 70 domestic and international destinations, boasting over 1,500 weekly flights and having served over 60 million passengers since its inception in 2007.

The airline’s growth plan aims to further expand its network to 165 domestic and international destinations by 2030, in harmony with the ambitious goals outlined in Saudi Vision 2030.

Established in 2021, the Saudi Air Connectivity Program (ACP) plays a pivotal role in fostering tourism growth in Saudi Arabia. By enhancing air connectivity and developing new air routes, ACP acts at the intersection of tourism and aviation.

It bridges the stakeholder ecosystem, enabling the realization of the National Tourism Strategy’s vision and positioning Saudi Arabia as a global leader in tourism air connectivity.

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flynas has become the first Saudi carrier to operate a direct service between Jeddah and Brussels with an inaugural flight over the weekend.
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