Emirates and flynas have signed an expanded two-way interline partnership that will lead to more connections and choices for flynas customers via Dubai. Emirates’ current interline with flynas provides customers with connectivity (and single-ticket itineraries including onwards booking and baggage transfers) via four gateways – Riyadh, Jeddah, Medinah and Dammam – to over 15 domestic points in Saudi Arabia.

With the expansion of the interline to a bilateral arrangement, flynas customers can now also connect across any of Emirates’ gateways in the kingdom to a select roster of onward destinations on the airline’s network in the Far East, West Asia & Indian Ocean and Europe, via Dubai.

The MoU was signed at the Arabian Travel Market on 7 May, by Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ deputy president and chief commercial officer, and Bander Almohanna, group CEO and managing director of flynas, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline and Group, and flynas chairman Ayed Al Jeaid, along with other senior representatives from both airlines.

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Bander Almohanna, chief executive officer and managing director at flynas, said: “We are quite pleased to offer more choices to our customers through Emirates’ wide network. Once the expanded interline partnership is activated, customers will be able to book their travel on the flynas website, through online travel agencies as well as with local travel agents.”

Adnan Kazim, deputy president and chief commercial officer of Emirates Airline said: “We are proud to expand our interline agreement with flynas. The existing flynas links provide our customers with an array of possibilities to travel smoothly across the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in particular to business hubs and emerging leisure and cultural destinations. Connecting our networks solidifies our commitment to offering travellers in Saudi Arabia access to even more destinations and helping them benefit from unique travel options. The expansion of our interline agreement demonstrates our commitment to Saudi Arabia, and this is only the beginning. We look forward to exploring more opportunities to widen the scope of our partnership in the future.”