flynas Launched its First Flights to Pakistan

Riyadh – February 15: flynas, the national Saudi carrier and leading low cost airline in the Middle East, celebrated the launch of its first flight to Pakistan on Thursday 15 February, 2018.

The ceremony was held at King Khalid International Airport at Terminal 2, in the presence of the Pakistani Consul, Dr. Bilal Ahmed, the Director General of King Khalid International Airport, Eng. Sulaiman Al-Tarif, and Flynas Chief Operations Officer, Captain Mansour Al Harbi.

flynas will initially operate 14 flights weekly and will increase gradually in the coming months. The inaugural flight took off from Riyadh to Lahore on Feb. 15 at 9:50 pm. On February 16, flynas launched flights from Riyadh to Islamabad and from Dammam to Lahore, while flights from Jeddah to Lahore were launched on 17 February.

The new route between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is part of flynas’ strategic plans to expand in Asia, reach new destinations and meet the growing demand driven by pilgrims.

Dr. Bilal Ahmed, Pakistan Consul in Saudi Arabia said on this occasion, “I would like to thank flynas for their invitation and I highly appreciate their efforts to operate 14 weekly flights to Pakistan. Around 2.6 million Pakistanis are living in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and we value all the efforts that aim at strengthening the relations between the two countries, boosting business partnerships, and operating more flights to and from Pakistan to meet the growing demand."

Captain Mansour Al Harbi, Chief Operation Officer of flynas, said, “We thank the Pakistani Ambassador Mr. Khan Hashim Bin Siddiqui and the Pakistani Consul, Dr. Bilal Ahmed for honouring our celebration and attending the inauguration of flynas’ new flights between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. This reflects the depth of the political, economic and strategic relationships, as well as cooperation between the two countries. We are constantly working to reach new destinations and meet the needs and expectations of passengers. According to the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah more than 1 million and 300 thousand Pakistani pilgrims visited the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since the beginning of 1 Safar 1438 AH, and we at flynas are keen to serve the pilgrims and launch flights to meet the increased demand.”

Al-Harbi highlighted that flynas’ flights to Pakistan will be operated by the A320 fleet and new B767 wide-body aircraft. Bookings can be made through flynas’ application, travel agents, and flynas website.

About flynas:

Established in 2007, flynas is the national Saudi Carrier and the leading low cost airline in the Middle East with a fleet of 30 Airbus A320 Aircraft, operating over 1,100 flights weekly to 17 domestic destinations and 53 international destinations. Since its launch, flynas has successfully carried more than 38 million passengers from its bases of Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Abha.

flynas’ high value offerings, on-time performance and superior customer service earned flynas the award for Middle East’s Leading Low Cost Airline from World Travel Awards 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, as well as the prestigious Skytrax Award for Middle East’s Best Low Cost Airline in 2017.

Continuing to grow and invest in its products and brand, flynas unveiled a new modern identity in 2013, and made significant investments in 2014, enhancing its aircraft fleet, introducing a dedicated Business class, launching new diversified services. flynas further expanded its partnership portfolio with the signing of an agreement with Airbus to purchase 120 new A320NEO aircraft at a list value of US$8.6 billion, which is considered the second largest agreement in the region, in addition to signing a codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways, Pegasus Airlines and Jet Airways.

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