LONDON – FlyNas, one of Saudi Arabia’s leading low-cost airlines has launched direct flights between Riyadh and Montenegro, becoming the first Middle Eastern airline to service the route.
The first flight was flown on 28 July. According to the airline’s schedule, FlyNas will operate from Riyad to Podgorica with only one weekly flight, which is scheduled for a departure on a Thursday with a same-day return flight. The highly efficient Airbus A320 will be used to service the route for the duration of the season.
Podgorica might not be the name that comes up very frequently when it comes to a European holiday, but the capital city of Montenegro is famed for its historical and beautiful tourist sites and nature. Podgorica is only a stone’s throw away from the mountainous regions, where tourists can expect to go skiing, hiking and sightseeing.
This makes Podgorica a place for outdoor goers and those with interests in history. The city boasts lots of green spaces, beautiful Balkan style architecture and culture, with good cruising and cafes. Its main natural attraction is the Skadar Lake Park, which is coincidently the largest lake in southern Europe, a short distance from Podgorica.
FlyNas services more than 70 domestic and international destinations, using its fleet of ultra-efficient 35 aircraft. The airline impressively transported more than 60 million passengers when it first entered service in 2007. Since its launch in 2007, the carrier has steadily grown over time as demand for air services grew in the country and the region.
Saudi Arabia is one of the fastest growing aviation markets when it comes to passenger numbers and the propensity to fly. The airline also generates tourism demand within the country and abroad, due to its affordable fares.
Despite being a low-cost carrier, the Saudia low-cost carrier was awarded the highest rating in APEX official Airline rating, as they have given a 4-star rating to Flynas, which is the highest category of low-cost airline among 600 operating worldwide.
Impressively, the airline has also won the World Travel Awards for a streak of 7 years as the best low-cost airline in the Middle East since 2017.
The Saudi airline will continue to grow and thrive, and achieve the highest market share in the middle eastern market when it comes to low-cost travel.
The airline aims to purchase 120 new ultra-efficient 120 new A320NEO aircraft, with a total of US$ 8.6 billion, to compete with other low-cost carriers in the region. Importantly, the airline is very satisfied to have welcomed 20 Airbus A32NEO aircraft to its fleet.
With the opening of such routes to Montenegro, the airline even has more momentum to build up its European network even more.