Saudi's flynas to offer nearly 30,000 more seats during Ramadan

Budget airline says it will operate 14 flights per day from Riyadh to Jeddah during holy month

Saudi Arabia's first and only budget airline flynas has announced the addition of 29,520 seats on board its 540 flights this coming Ramadan with an aim to accommodate the increasing traffic on its flights to Jeddah.

flynas will also provide 143,000 meals on 939 domestic and international flights during this Holy Month, which will begin on June 29, it said in a statement.

Wael Al Sarhan, director of marketing and communication, said: "flynas is now capable to operate a large number of flights during peak season. This was possible after upgrading our fleet to 27 aircraft, which makes it much easier and more convenient for travellers visiting Makkah to perform Umrah."

He said the average number of flights from Riyadh to Jeddah before Ramadan reached nine flights per day with a capacity of 1,467 seats which will increase to 14 daily flights at a capacity of 2,296 seats during the Holy Month of Ramadan.

The airline's Dammam to Jeddah route will also see daily flights increase from three to four.

flynas operates a fleet of 27 aircraft and aims to fly 20 million passengers a year by 2020.

The carrier said in April it aims to grow at least 20 percent annually and expects to turn profitable this year after seven years of losses.

Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

NOTE: Comments posted on may be printed in the magazine Arabian Business

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

  • No comments yet, be the first!

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
Saudi Arabia outsources airport operations

Saudi Arabia outsources airport operations

The signing last week of public-private partnerships to manage...

The cost of the US laptop ban

The cost of the US laptop ban

Aviation analysts and airline bosses are warning of significant...

Q&A: The laptop ban and what it means when flying from Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Q&A: The laptop ban and what it means when flying from Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Couldn't a laptop with a bomb inside still pose a danger within...

Most Discussed