Saudi carrier Flynas has begun operating its first direct service between Cairo in Egypt and AlUla in the kingdom.

The airline will operate two weekly direct flights between AlUla and Cairo, every Saturday and Thursday, from AlUla International airport to Cairo International airport.

Flynas recently announced the resumption of its flights from AlUla to Riyadh, Dammam, and Dubai, with two weekly flights for each destination.

It was also the first-ever airline to launch international scheduled flights to AlUla from Dubai back in November 2021.

The low-cost carrier now connects over 70 domestic and international destinations through its fleet of more than 38 aircraft, and has transported in excess of 60 million passengers since its establishment in 2007.

Starting November, the airline will expand even further into Europe, North Africa and Central Asia. It will begin operating 10 new weekly direct flights from King Abdulaziz International airport in Jeddah to four cities. These include two weekly flights to Marseille in the south of France, two weekly services to Almaty – the cultural center of Kazakhstan, three weekly flights to Algiers in Algeria, and three weekly services to Casablanca in Morocco, according to a report by the Saudi Press Agency.

Flynas said that its latest launch of the AlUla-Cairo service aims to support Saudi Vision 2030’s plans to transform AlUla into major tourist destination.

Meanwhile Saudi’s Air Connectivity Program (a Ministry of Tourism initiative) launched earlier this year intends to establish new international routes and increase the number of direct international destinations to 250 by 2030.,