Saudi Arabia’s low-cost airline, flynas, has launched its inaugural flight from Riyadh to the Maldives.
The flight, XY393, was greeted with a water salute upon its arrival at Velana International Airport. flynas will operate three weekly flights to the Maldives on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Bander Almohanna, CEO of flynas, stated that the airline is committed to expanding its operations by increasing its fleet size by 50% in 2023 compared to 2021. In February, the airline took delivery of its first A320neo aircraft, with 19 more to be delivered over the next 10 months, bringing the total number of aircraft to 44.
For the summer season of 2023, flynas has announced 10 new destinations and routes in Asia and Europe. Four new destinations will be served from King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, including the Maldives, Yerevan in Armenia, Antalya in Turkey, and Tivat in Montenegro. Additionally, six new routes will be launched from Dammam to Salalah in Oman, Istanbul and Trabzon in Turkey, and Tirana in Albania.