Saudi carrier Flynas has signed an agreement with the Air Connectivity Program to launch new direct flights to four cities in Europe, North Africa and Central Asia.

Starting November, it will begin operating 10 new weekly direct flights from King Abdulaziz International airport in Jeddah to the four cities.

Two weekly flights are scheduled to Marseille in the south of France, two weekly flights to Almaty – the cultural center of Kazakhstan, three weekly flights to Algiers in Algeria, and three weekly flights to Casablanca in Morocco, according to a report by the Saudi Press Agency.

Bander Almohanna, CEO and managing director of Flynas, said that the signing of the latest agreement is in line with the carrier’s growth strategy to enable the airline to reach 165 domestic and international destinations.

The Air Connectivity Program (a Ministry of Tourism initiative) was launched earlier this year to support the goals of airlines to establish new international routes and increase the number of direct international destinations to 250 by 2030.

“The program values this partnership with Flynas, which contributes to facilitating the travel of the kingdom’s guests from Marseille, Almaty, Algiers, and Casablanca, in line with our mandate to develop tourism air connectivity in support of the National Tourism Strategy vision and objectives,” said Khalil Lamrabet, CEO of the Air Connectivity Program.

Wizz Air to launch flights between Saudi Arabia and Rome, Vienna

Other carriers are signing onto the program as well. In June, Wizz Air agreed an MoU with the Ministry of Investment for Saudi Arabia to support the Air Connectivity Programme. Wizz Air will launch new routes connecting Dammam in Saudi Arabia to Rome and Vienna next month.