Saudi Arabian low cost carrier flynas, will launch daily non-stop flights from Jeddah to Cairo starting June, bringing the total number of destinations it serves in Egypt to seven – other services to the country fly in to Alexandria, Assiut, Sohag, Luxor, Sharm El Sheikh and Aswan.
The carrier also signed a strategic MOU agreement with Egyptian carrier Nesma Airlines at Arabian Travel Market aimed at solidifying its presence and reach in Egypt and North Africa. The agreement is expected to boost air links for Hajj and Umrah pilgrims to Saudi Arabia from Egypt as well as cover high traffic demand between Egypt and Saudi Arabia – commencement dates of the flights are expected to be revealed soon.
“Since the last ATM, flynas has achieved exceptional milestones – including a major rebrand and change in fleet livery, significant recent investments in enhancing our fleet with the acquisition of Airbus A330 aircraft, and the much-anticipated launch of our Global Flight Routes program that extends our network to Europe, Asia and North Africa,” said CEO, Raja Azmi.
The carrier recently announced the launch of long-haul flights to Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, London Gatwick, Manchester, Paris, Casablanca, Lahore and Islamabad as part of its new expansion plan.
“In the past year, flynas has pioneered an innovative business model – the Low Cost Carrier Plus (LCC+) which is set to change the image of the traditional Middle Eastern carrier. We have upgraded our inflight offering to include a 12-seat business class cabin and invested in smarter onboard entertainment technologies and comfort-boosting services, all of which are poised to see flynas soar to new heights both regionally and internationally,” added Wael Al Sarhan, flynas marketing & communication director.