flynas named Best Low Cost Carrier in Middle East

flynas officials receive Skytrax award.
Photo Credit: flynas

Saudi Arabian low-cost airline flynas has been named the best Low Cost Carrier in the Middle East for 2023. It has now held this accolade for 6 consecutive years.

In addition, the Saudi airline was recognised as the fourth best low-cost airline worldwide.

The airline has been awarded the titles by the International Skytrax Organization, the global reference for assessing airlines performance.

A strong performance

During the Paris Air Show just last week, the annual Skytrax awards ceremony took place at the Paris Le Bourget Airport. The ceremony saw multiple airlines handed top awards in their respective categories, and among those airlines is Saudi Arabia’s flynas.

By Skytrax, flynas was awarded the titles of “Fourth Best Low Cost Airline in the World” and “Best Low Cost Carrier in the Middle East” for the sixth time in a row. On the two awards, Chief Executive Officer of flynas, Bander Almohanna said:

“We take pride in this high-level recognition for flynas as the 4th best LCC worldwide while keeping our ranking as the best LCC in the Middle East.”


“This achievement reflects flynas commitment to developing our top-notch services on the most modern fleet in the region and demonstrates that flynas has competently succeeded in keeping the high quality of its services in parallel with the expansion and growth plan we launched under the slogan We Connect The World to the Kingdom.”

“We strongly believe in the great capabilities of the Kingdom with unlimited potentials, and assuming a leading position in all global sectors is a natural outcome of the vision of the Saudi leadership.”

“Winning this prestigious award is a testament to the continued excellence of flynas, which we seek to maintain by consolidating our position as the best LCC in the Middle East, one of the top carriers in this category worldwide, and the owner of the most modern fleet in the region.”

“We signed a new purchase contract for 30 new aircraft after the company’s board of directors approved to increase in our orders of new aircraft to 250 aircraft last year,” Bander Almohanna stated.

About flynas

flynas is a Saudi low-cost airline, and holds the credential of being the country’s first budget airline. The company’s head office is located in Riyadh.

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

flynas was established in 2007 and began operations in 2008. It is headquartered at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, and has a second hub at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah.

The airline flies to over 50 destinations in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, and Asia.

The airline’s fleet consists of 39 aircraft, including Airbus A320s, A321s, and Boeing 737s. Flynas has ordered a further 100 aircraft, including 737 MAX 8s and Airbus A321neos.

flynas is a major player in the Saudi Arabian aviation market. It is the second largest airline in the country, after Saudia.

The airline has played a significant role in the growth of air travel in Saudi Arabia. It has also helped to make air travel more affordable for Saudi citizens.

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