RIYADH- flynas (XY), a prominent low-cost airline in the Middle East and the national carrier has recently taken delivery of five Airbus A320neo aircraft, increasing its all-Airbus fleet to a total of 56 aircraft.
This expansion signifies a remarkable growth of over 100% in the past two years. The initiative aligns with flynas’ recent expansion plan, titled “We connect the world with KSA,” which corresponds to the national strategy for civil aviation in Saudi Arabia.
Flynas New Airbus A320neo
The national aviation strategy aims to accommodate 330 million passengers, attract 100 million tourists, and enhance international connectivity with Saudi Arabia to over 250 destinations by 2030.
With the addition of these five new A320neo aircraft, flynas has received a total of 11 aircraft this year, and there are plans for the delivery of 19 more A320neo aircraft in 2023.
Bander Almohanna, CEO and Managing Director of flynas, emphasized that this aircraft delivery aligns with flynas’ commitment to expanding its fleet and increasing seating capacity for both domestic and international flights.
This expansion supports the goal of facilitating pilgrims’ access to the two holy mosques. It contributes to the national strategy of civil aviation, enabling Saudi national airlines to play a crucial role in connecting the world with the Kingdom.
Almohanna further stated, “The expansion of our fleet will enable us to execute our robust expansion plans for the current year. This includes the launch of new domestic and international routes. In the coming weeks, the company is set to receive an additional eight planes as part of the 2023 delivery schedule, which totals 19 aircraft. These acquisitions are part of our order of 120 aircraft from Airbus, amounting to over 32 billion riyals. This positions the company as the largest low-cost carrier in the Middle East and one of the top 5 airlines globally.”
He also mentioned that flynas is preparing to inaugurate its latest operational base at Madinah Airport by the end of 2023, solidifying its status as the only carrier with four operational bases across Saudi Arabia.
Supporting Saudi Vision 2030
flynas has increased its fleet of A320neo aircraft, known for their advanced technology, eco-friendliness, and exceptional fuel efficiency, to 39 aircraft, constituting nearly 70% of its total fleet. This underlines flynas’ strong commitment to sustainability and environmental conservation.
With over 70 domestic and international destinations and more than 1,500 weekly flights, flynas has served over 60 million passengers since its inception in 2007.
The airline is determined to expand its network to encompass 165 domestic and international destinations in alignment with the objectives of Saudi Vision 2030.
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