Saudi Arabia’s leading low-cost carrier, flynas, carried approximately 6.6 million passengers on 60,000 domestic and international services during 2018, according to the airline’s CEO, Bander Al-Mohanna.
Al-Mohanna explained that the significant rise in passengers last year passengers was a result of the increasing number of flights and destinations offered by the carrier. Last year, flynas introduced a total of 11 new destinations, including both domestic and international routes.
“This year’s flynas results confirm that it continues to be the best travel choice in the Kingdom, which further enhances our future ambitions to expand and reach new destinations,” said Al-Mohanna.
Last year a total of 4.3 million passengers were carried on domestic routes, while passengers on international flights exceeded 2.3 million.
Al-Mohanna said: “The increasing number of passengers on our flights reflects our relentless efforts to improve passenger experience and develop plans to boost growth. We have expanded our domestic and international destinations as well as our strategic partnerships with Jet Airways, Pegasus and Etihad Airways.”
An all-round successful year for the airline, flynas scooped the prestigious Skytrax Award last year for the second consecutive year, as well as the ‘Middle East’s Leading Low-Cost Airline’ title from the World Travel Awards for the fourth consecutive year.
This year, the Saudi low-cost airline will forge ahead with expansion, with additional destinations due to be introduced on a new fleet of 120 A320neo aircraft purchased from Airbus.