Saudi carrier flynas begins flights between Dammam and Abu Dhabi

An Airbus A320 aircraft with business and economy seats will operate the route

Saudi low-cost carrier flynas has started operating a new flight route between Dammam and Abu Dhabi, it announced on Monday.

The airline will operate four weekly flights from King Fahd International Airport in Dammam to Abu Dhabi International Airport, on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

An Airbus A320 aircraft with business and economy seats will operate the route.

The new route increases the number of flynas’ weekly flights between Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi to 25 flights, including 14 weekly flights from Riyadh and seven weekly flights from Jeddah.

The launch of the new route is aimed at strengthening flynas’ network of international flights, it said.

Bander Al-Mohanna, CEO of NAS Holding, said: “The provision of new flights between the kingdom and the UAE demonstrates flynas concern to cover a wider range of international destinations, while making a major contribution to the support of the economy and tourism growth.

“While we seek to consolidate of our place in the Gulf market, we take care of choosing the flight times that suits everyone. Furthermore, we firmly believe that these flights will encourage people desire to travel between the two countries, and stimulate investments and joint projects, in the light of the increase in movement of travellers.”

The airline, which is hoping to post its second consecutive full-year profit in 2016, has added 15 new destinations to its flight network in 2016.

It has also acquired an authorisation to operate out of Abha Airport as a regional airport in the southern region.

Flynas, which is reportedly mulling a major aircraft order in the near future, has increased its fleet size to 29 since its launch in 2007.