Saudi low-cost carrier flynas has received five A320 neo aircraft in the past month. Those deliveries take the count of the flynas all-Airbus fleet up to 56 aircraft, therefore recording a growth of more than 100 per cent in the last two years.

The delivery of the five new A320 neo aircraft raises the number of aircraft received by flynas this year to 11. This year, a total of 19 A320 neo aircraft were scheduled for delivery to flynas.

Flynas now has 39 A320 neo single-aisle aircraft, with this aircraft type representing approximately 70 per cent of its fleet.

The airline connects more than 70 domestic and international destinations with more than 1,500 weekly flights, and aims to reach 165 domestic and international destinations.

“This new batch of aircraft reflects flynas’ commitment to achieving its strategy of growth and expansion by upscaling its fleet and multiplying the seating capacity of domestic and international flights,” said Bander Almohanna, CEO and managing director of flynas.

“The rise of our fleet will enable us to increase our expansion plans in the current year through the launch of new domestic and international destinations. Over the coming weeks, [the company] will receive eight new planes as part of a total batch of 19 aircraft scheduled for delivery in 2023, as part of an order to purchase 120 aircraft from Airbus for an amount exceeding SAR32 billion.”

Before the end of 2023, flynas will begin operations at a new base at the Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International airport in Madinah. The low-cost airline signed an agreement with Tibah Airports Operation Company to launch its fourth base within Saudi Arabia. Flynas  will reportedly become the only carrier with four bases across the kingdom.

The expansion of flynas comes against a Saudi national strategy for its civil aviation to reach 330 million passengers and 100 million tourists and increase the international destinations linked with the kingdom to more than 250 by 2030.

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