FLYNAS ACQUIRES 16.5% OF DOMESTIC AIR TRANSPORT AT KING KHALED INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
19 AUG 2014
flynas market share continues to grow with number of passengers increasing by 32% in July 2014
Riyadh – August 2014 - According to King Khaled International Airport’s preliminary statistical data, flynas continues to acquire a progressively larger share in the domestic air transport market, reaching 16.5% by the end of July of this year, compared to 14.4% during the same period in 2013.
These preliminary statistics have also revealed that flynas has transported about 1.25 million passengers locally from January through July, compared to 775,000 passengers during the same period in the previous year, which equates to a growth rate of 32%. These results were achieved following a series of operational expansions for flynas in the domestic air transport market.
Commenting on this achievement, Wael Al-Sarhan, Director of Marketing and Communications at flynas said; "Our domestic destinations have been growing due to the increasing demand by our customers and to cope with this, we have increased our flights to fulfill our role as the national carrier providing reliable air transport services to citizens and residents in the various regions of the Kingdom.”
Al Sarhan added, “We would like to take this opportunity to extend our appreciation to the management of King Khaled International Airport for their unwavering support to flynas, which has contributed greatly in our achievements to date."
From their end, King Khaled International Airport management explained that domestic air transport at the airport is experiencing strong and sustainable growth. KKIA continues to work closely with the national carriers to meet the growing need for domestic flights, with flynas at the heart of this process, working collaboratively to make these results possible.
Operating from King Khaled International Airport as its hub, flynas currently covers six domestic destinations and is preparing to add three new destinations as part of its strategy to transport 20 million passengers a year by 2020.