RIYADH: Saudi low-cost carrier flynas has introduced a new travel route from Saudi Arabia to Bahrain.
According to a statement, the airline is set to launch seven direct flights a week connecting Bahrain International Airport and Riyadh beginning Nov. 15.
The decision to introduce this route resulted from a memorandum of understanding signed between Saudi Arabia and its Gulf neighbour.
The agreement aims to promote both countries as a unified tourist destination on regional and international stages.
Additionally, flynas will inaugurate a direct flight connecting Jeddah and Brussels as part of its ongoing partnership with the Air Connectivity Program and its international expansion.
The route will see three flights a week, with the maiden trip departing from King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah on Dec. 2.
The ACP was established in 2021 to support the tourism sector in Saudi Arabia by enhancing air connectivity and developing existing and prospective air routes, connecting the Kingdom to new destinations.
“With the addition of this new destination connecting Jeddah to the capital of Belgium, Brussels, flynas continues to strengthen its position as a globally leading low-cost airline, said Bander Al-Mohanna, CEO and managing director of flynas, in a statement.
ACP CEO Ali Rajab said: “Europe remains a pivotal market for Saudi Arabia. Building upon the successful launch of the Marseille-Jeddah route by flynas last year, the introduction of this new route to Brussels serves as a significant step forward in our ongoing commitment to bolster air connectivity with Europe.”
He added: “We are eager to continue facilitating improved access for European travelers to the Kingdom by collaborating with both local and international airlines.”
In addition to the Bahrain and Brussels routes, flynas has unveiled a range of other destinations, especially from its upcoming operations base at Madinah Airport.
Starting Dec. 1, the airline will launch two domestic routes from Madinah to Abha and Tabuk within Saudi Arabia.
Internationally, the airline will also operate five new routes from Madinah to Dubai, Amman and Baghdad, as well as Istanbul and Ankara.
This move will increase flynas’ number of routes from Madinah to 11.
Earlier this month, the flag carrier expanded its fleet by acquiring five new Airbus A320neo aircraft, bringing the total fleet size to 56 airliners.