As part of its expansion and growth plans, Flynas, the country’s airline and the top low-cost carrier in the Middle East and the world, announced signing an agreement with Tibah Airports Operation Company to open its newest operations base at Madinah airport. This will help the Pilgrims Experience Program (PEP) achieve its goals of facilitating access to the Two Holy Mosques and other sites of pilgrimage.
The agreement was signed by the CEO and Managing Director of flynas, Mr. Bander Almohanna, and the Managing Director of Tibah Airports Operations Company, Eng. Sofiene Abdessalem, in the presence of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of flynas, Mr. Ayed Aljeaid, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Tibah Airports Operation Company, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Rajhi.
On this occasion, Bander Almohanna, flynas CEO and Managing Director, said: “Our investment in the new operations center at Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah, which is our fourth center in the Kingdom, comes within the framework of enhancing our operational capabilities and diversifying our international and domestic destinations and routes. The step is in accordance with our strategy for growth and expansion, and it confirms our confidence in the potential of the Saudi market and the ambitious national goals for the air transport sector. Moreover, it is in line with the goals of the Pilgrims Experience Program and the National Civil Aviation Strategy to increase the number of international destinations linked to the Kingdom to 250 international destinations by 2030, in addition to increasing the number of pilgrims and tourists to Madinah, as the new operations center will provide greater air connectivity to Madinah with several international destinations, and connect Madinah Airport with several Saudi cities to facilitate the movement of citizens and residents in the Kingdom.”
Almohanna pointed out that the new operations center “will provide job opportunities for the sons and daughters of the nation in several tracks, including ground crews, air cabin crews, and pilots, in addition to other jobs in the support sectors.”
“It is expected that the domestic and international destinations and routes that will be linked to Madinah Airport will begin operating at the end of the last quarter of the current year 2023, coinciding with taking delivery of new aircraft to further upscale flynas fleet,” he added.
The Managing Director of Tibah Airports Operation Company, Eng. Sofiene Abdessalem, praised the signing of the agreement on behalf of the company because it is in line with the national strategy for the aviation industry, confirms the prestigious partnership between Tibah Airports Operation Company and flynas, and is in line with Tibah Company’s goals of helping to improve the capacity of national carriers to draw more pilgrims.