flynas, the Saudi air carrier and the leading low-cost airline in the Middle East with 44 aircraft, operating more than 1500 weekly flights to 70 domestic and international destinations.
Since its launch in 2007, flynas has transported more than 60 million passengers. Recently in 2022, flynas has been awarded the Skytrax Award as the Best Low-Cost Airline in the Middle East for the fifth time in a row 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021. In addition, it was ranked among the top 10 Low-Cost Airline worldwide, as per the prestigious Skytrax which is the most important global forum for the aviation industry. flynas has earned several accolades, including the Middle East's Leading Low-Cost Airline award from the World Travel Awards for eight consecutive years (from 2015 till 2022) as well as it was ranked in the 4-star low-cost carrier category, the highest category of the low-cost airline in the world by APEX rating.
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Mr. Bander Al-Mohanna is the Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of flynas, a Saudi national air carrier and a leading low-cost airline in the Middle East.
Al-Mohanna holds a Master’s Degree in Actuarial & Financial Mathematics from the University of Michigan as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the American University in Washington D.C. He has also obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from King Saud University, Riyadh. He is a member of CFA Institute and has also successfully completed an Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.
Al-Mohanna has over 20 years of experience in leadership, finance and management across several sectors. He is a key member of flynas Group, responsible for the restructuring, financing and acquisition strategy of more than US $ 8 billion. Al-Mohanna joined flynas in 2006 as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2008. In 2015, he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of flynas Group (flynas, NASJET, and flynas Hajj & Umrah).
Prior to joining flynas, Al-Mohanna held several key positions, including Chief Financial Analyst at Makshaff Services and Investments Ltd. He also held several positions at the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, including the Banking Supervision Department between 1993 and 2002.
Al-Mohanna also chairs and sits in the board of various prestigious business entities. Al-Mohanna is also Chairman of Middle East Financial Investment Company (MEFIC) bank and JAZL Investments. He is a board member of several companies including Sabb Takaful, Nitaq Actuarial Services, NAS Execujet Services and Nas Holding.
Mr. Bander Al-Mohanna, together with his team, has contributed to the success of flynas and led it to win several prestigious international awards, including the Middle East's Leading Low-Cost Airline from World Travel Awards for eight consecutive years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 and Skytrax Awards for Middle East's Best Low-Cost Airline for 2017, 2018, 2019,2021 and 2022.