Announcement made at the Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market to reinforce its presence in the Domestic Market
Riyadh, April 2014: As part of its continuous quest to cover all domestic destinations to meet the demands of its Customers, flynas, Saudi Arabia’s National Carrier, today announced the launch of a daily flight between Jeddah and Abha starting from April 15th April. The announcement was made at the 7th annual Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market 2014 in Riyadh.
The announcement of the flights between Jeddah and Abha came about during flynas participation in the Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market as a gold sponsor where the new destination was launched at the flynas Pavilion. Attending the ceremony representing the executive team of flynas was Mr. Wael Al Sarhan, Director of Marketing and Communication beside two Senior Executives from the Supreme Commission for Tourism and Antiquities , Mr. Hamad Al Shaikh, Vice President of Marketing & Activities and Eng. Mohammed Al Amrah, Head of the Supreme Commission for Tourism and Antiquities in Assir Region in addition to media representatives. The event included folkloric shows inspired by the Assir Region which were enjoyed by the visitors of the flynas Pavilion.
Commenting on this new announcement, Wael Al Sarhan, Director of Marketing and Communication at flynas confirmed that launching the new route between Abha and Jeddah supports flynas’ target of increasing capacity across its domestic routes to drive economic growth in key cities across the Kingdom.
Mr Al Sarhan confirmed that flynas has increased its capacity and expanded the range of services it provides after seeing increased demand over the past few years. The recent re-brand to flynas was a turning point, providing the airline with a new, fresh identity which supported the upgrade of its fleet to include a comfortable Business Class cabin now available on all flights.
Looking to the future, Mr Al Sarhan discussed the major expansion at flynas which will start from next week include flights to UK, Indonesia, Malaysia, Morocco and Pakistan. This expansion has been made possible by the addition of 3 Airbus A330 aircraft, fitted with Business, Economy Plus and Economy cabins and the new destinations represent a major leap in flynas growth and expansion.
Flynas has been recognized by HRH the Governor of Riyadh last week for its’ Gold Sponsorship of the Exhibition during an awards ceremony on the second day of the event. The flynas pavilion proved hugely popular with the many thousands of visitors visiting the event and flynas staff were on hand to greet the many visitors and explain the exciting new services and destinations flynas has developed to support and reinforce its position as a truly global airline.
flynas is a leading low-cost carrier with added value (Low Cost Carrier Plus) from Saudi Arabia with a young fleet of 27 aircraft, operating nearly 950 weekly flights on 26 destinations within and outside of Saudi Arabia. Launched in 2007, flynas has successfully operated over 140,000 flights carrying more than 15 million passengers, a number that has steadily grown over the years.
flynas unveiled a new modern identity in 2013 and made significant investments in enhancing its aircraft fleet and introducing a dedicated Business Class Cabin.
In 2014, flynas has launched and pioneered the Low Cost Carrier Plus (LCC+) concept that allows the carrier to offer its passengers value-added, services-driven, yet affordable international air travel on both Business Class and Economy Class, as part of its Global Flight Routes program. This program will drive the future growth of flynas, as it expands its presence on three continents – Asia, Africa and Europe.
In 2013, flynas carried 3.3 million passengers; its highest ever since launch.
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