lynas, the Saudi air carrier and the leading low-cost airline in the Middle East, announced that it has signed an agreement with the Air Connectivity Program to launch four new and direct destinations to cities in Europe, North Africa, and Central Asia, to facilitate the arrival of visitors, including tourists, pilgrims and Umrah performers to the Kingdom.

As of November, flynas will start operating 10 new weekly direct flights from King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah to the new four destinations. Two weekly flights are scheduled to Marseille in southern France, two weekly flights to Almaty, the commercial and cultural center in the Central Asian country of Kazakhstan and its ancient capital, three weekly flights to Algiers, and three weekly flights to Casablanca in the Kingdom of Morocco.

Bander Almohanna, CEO and Managing Director of flynas, stressed that the signing of this agreement is in line with flynas’ growth and expansion strategy, which aims to connect the world to the Kingdom and reach 165 domestic and international destinations, noting that flynas has recently announced its intention to increase orders for its aircraft to 250 aircraft to become the largest low-cost airline in the Middle East and North Africa.

Almohanna expressed his pride in this partnership with the Air Connectivity Program, which aims to establish new international routes by stimulating and supporting airlines, and contributes to expanding into new markets and facilitating the growth of the aviation and tourism sector by increasing the number of direct international destinations to 250 destinations by 2030.

The CEO of the Air Connectivity Program, Khalil Lamrabet, said: “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.”

flynas has achieved the highest rating in APEX Official Airline Rating as the non-profit organization has ranked flynas in the 4-star low-cost carrier category, the highest category of low-cost airline among 600 companies globally.

In addition, flynas has been ranked as the Leading Low-Cost Airline in the Middle East by the World Travel Awards for seven consecutive years and has been awarded the Skytrax International Award as the Best Low-Cost Airline in the Middle East for 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2021.