Saudi low-cost airline flynas has signed an agreement with Tibah Airports Operation Company to launch its newest base at Madinah Airport.

The deal would make the LCC the only carrier with four bases across Saudi Arabia, and fits within its expansion and growth plans,

The agreement was signed by the CEO and managing director of flynas, Bander Almohanna, and the managing director of Tibah Airports Operations Company, Sofiene Abdessalem.

Flynas growth plans

Almohanna said: “Our investment in the new operations centre at Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah, which is our fourth centre 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 Programme 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 centre 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.”

New operations centre

Almohanna said the new operations centre “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”.

He said: “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.”
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