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Flynas aims to build long-haul operations from Saudi Arabia

By Carlton Leisure - 28 May 2014
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Flynas the low-cost operator based in Saudi Arabia is continuing its plans to build a long-haul operation from the kingdom. The low-cost operator intends to launch flights to London Gatwick from Riyadh. The carrier has already launched flights to London, Manchester, Casablanca, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Surabaya in Indonesia, all from Jeddah. These flights have mainly targeted religious tourism, but now the airline is making to business, leisure and transit passengers travelling from East to West as well.

According to Wael Al Sarhan, marketing director for Flynas, the low-cost carrier has ambitious plans to make long-haul a success. Flynas has goal of flying 20 million passengers by 2020 with a fleet of 60 aircrafts. It flew 3.3 million passengers last year and will have a fleet of about 27 leased jets by the year end.

On long haul flights the airline offers a business class product that comes with entertainment and economy serves food and drinks as part of ticket price.