flynas launches new base at Madinah Airport

Photo Credit: flynas

flynas is gearing up to add seven new routes to its ever-expanding flight network, commencing from its new operations base at Madinah Airport on December 1, 2023.

Further Expansion

After achieving the distinction of becoming the sole carrier with four operational bases across the Kingdom, flynas is all set to spread its wings further.

The airline is gearing up to launch two domestic routes, connecting Madinah to Abha and Tabuk. In addition, five international routes to Dubai, Amman, Baghdad, Istanbul, and Ankara are being introduced.

These new routes will complement the existing four routes from Madinah to Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, and Cairo, making it a total of 11 routes operated by flynas from Madinah.

Two new flynas Airbus A320neos parked together on the ramp.
Photo Credit: flynas

CEO Statement

Bander Almohanna, the CEO and Managing Director of flynas, expressed his enthusiasm for this significant development.


He stated, “The launch of these routes from our latest operations base coincides with taking delivery of new aircraft to further upscale flynas’ fleet.”

“We are proud to showcase our commitment to Madinah and to expand offerings for our guests, in line with the objectives of the Pilgrims Experience Program (PEP).”

“This initiative aims to facilitate access to the Two Holy Mosques and aligns with the National Civil Aviation Strategy, which envisions enabling national air carriers to connect the Kingdom with 250 international destinations.”

“Additionally, it strives to cater to 330 million passengers and attract 100 million tourists annually by 2030.” Almohanna also shared news about flynas’ growth plans. He continued:

“The operations from our new operations base will start with two aircraft as a first stage, and we are planning to increase our operations and fleet size and to launch more destinations to achieve our strategy, ‘We Connect the World to the Kingdom.’”

“Through this initiative, we aim to enhance our guests’ experience with direct flights to many destinations within and outside Saudi Arabia. This step will create new job opportunities and increase Saudization in the aviation industry.”

An Ambitious Fleet Expansion

With the Board of Directors’ approval to increase new aircraft orders to 250, flynas is poised to become the largest low-cost airline in the Middle East.

The airline’s commitment to expanding its network aligns with the growth and expansion strategy unveiled last year under the slogan “We Connect the World to the Kingdom.”

flynas is determined to play a pivotal role in advancing the Kingdom’s connectivity to the global aviation map.

flynas has been instrumental in connecting more than 70 domestic and international destinations. With over 1500 weekly flights, it has already flown more than 60 million passengers since its launch in 2007.

This incredible achievement underscores its commitment to realizing the objectives of the Saudi Vision 2030.

The vision aims to establish 165 domestic and international destinations, facilitating the nation’s economic diversification and growth.

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