Saudi Arabian low-cost airline flynas has bolstered its fleet with the arrival of five Airbus A320neo aircraft in one month.
The deliveries have boosted the carrier’s all-Airbus fleet to 56 aircraft, reflecting growth of more than 100% in the last two years.
The growth is part of flynas’ ‘We connect the world with KSA’ expansion, in line with the national civil aviation strategy to reach 330 million passengers and 100 million tourists, as well as increasing the international destinations linked with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to more than 250by 2030.
With the delivery of the new five A320neo, the total number of aircraft received by flynas this year has reached 11, with 19 A320neo aircraft in total scheduled for delivery in 2023.
Bander Almohanna, CEO and managing director of flynas, said: “This new batch of aircraft reflects flynas’s commitment to achieving its strategy of growth and expansion by upscaling its fleet and multiplying the seating capacity of domestic and international flights in line with objectives of the program of serving pilgrims to streamline access to the two holy mosques and the national strategy of civil aviation to enable national airlines to participate in linking the world with the Kingdom.”
Almohanna added: “The rise of our fleet will enable us to increase our expansion plans in the current year through the launch of new domestic and international destinations, and in particular, the company, over the next weeks, will receive new eight planes as part of the batch scheduled for delivery in 2023 of 19 aircraft, within an order of purchasing 120 aircraft from Airbus. Hence, the company proceeds to bolster its position as the largest low-cost carrier in the Middle East and one of the top 5 airlines in the world.”
He indicated that flynas is preparing to launch its latest operations base in Madinah Airport before the end of 2023, making it the only carrier with four operations bases across Saudi Arabia.
Increasing the number of its A320neo aircraft to 39 aircraft, representing about 70% of its fleet, reinforces flynas’ commitment to sustainability and environmental protection.
flynas connects more than 70 domestic and international destinations with more than 1500 weekly flights and has flown more than 60 million passengers since its launch in 2007.