05 APR 2014

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.