The budget airline is busy expanding its global network. Saudi low-cost carrier flynas has begun offering direct flights to India’s commercial hub Mumbai from Riyadh.
The airline has been robustly expanding its flight network lately, adding several destinations in Asia, Africa, and Europe, and Mumbai’s addition is part of its larger development plan.
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flynas has begun connecting Saudi Arabia with Mumbai (BOM) by offering direct flights to the Indian city. On October 20th, the airline flew its 1st scheduled service to Mumbai from Riyadh (RUH).
The carrier deploys its Airbus A320 on the route, which has a scheduled departure from Riyadh at 20:20 and a scheduled arrival in Mumbai at 03:05. This will be a daily service.
flyers will also offer direct flights between Dammam’s King Fahd International Airport (DMM) to BOM from October 30th. The four-times-a-week service will be offered on Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
Mumbai has recently seen new flights to the Middle East by other airlines as well. On September 22nd, IndiGo began flying between BOM and Al Khaimah International Airport (RKT), which was also its 100th destination. Ras Al-Khaimah doesn’t have many direct options from India.
IndiGo also announced
IndiGo also declared a direct flight between Mumbai and Istanbul (IST) from January 1st, 2023, on top of its existing Delhi (DEL)- Istanbul flight. Recently, Vistara also began flying between Mumbai and Abu Dhabi (AUH) with a once-daily service.
As part of the Saudi Arabian national Air Connectivity Program to link Saudi Arabia with at least 250 international destinations by 2030, flynas has also added several destinations across the world to its network.
In August, it declared multiple weekly flights to Algiers, Almaty, Casablanca, and Marseille, and from November, it will also upgrade its frequency between Jeddah and Tashkent from twice a week to daily.
These flights align with the airline’s expansion strategy, which hopes to connect the world to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. flynas hopes to reach 165 domestic and international destinations.
In March, the airline increased its outstanding aircraft orders to 250. This would possibly permit it to become the biggest low-cost airline in the Middle East.
Per ch-aviation, flynas has 36 active aircraft, of which 25 are Airbus A320neos and the rest the older generation A320s.