flynas targets 20 million passengers by 2020

Updated 14 November 2013
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flynas targets 20 million passengers by 2020

flynas, Saudi Arabia’s national carrier, is set to soar into the future in new livery and with an ambitious new business strategy aimed at hitting the 20 million passenger target by 2020.
The company on Wednesday announced a complete overhaul of its operations — with the launch of a new brand identity, a new business class offering on all routes and a customer-centric service model set to lead the airline into a new growth chapter in its seven-year history.
“flynas has proved that it is capable of creating the impossible through hard work and ambition despite the challenges it faced. The new brand identity is modern, vibrant and confident and reflects our new strategic direction and brand promise to our customers, which is to be Better,” says Sulaiman Al-Hamdan, CEO Nas Holding.
Al-Hamdan added, “To date, flynas has carried more than 12 million passengers on 110,000 flights, with the highest rate of passenger growth recorded in 2013, with passenger load hitting 3 million during the past 10 months.”
flynas also announced the launch of its new business class cabin starting January 2014. “Through upgrades to our service model, including the launch of the business class service and the embracing of smarter technologies, our goal is to make flying comfortable, convenient and cost-effective for our passengers,” added Raja Azmi, CEO of flynas.


Saudi Arabian Airlines displays new products

Updated 24 April 2018
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Saudi Arabian Airlines displays new products

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the Kingdom’s national carrier, is participating in the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), taking place in Dubai this week. This year marks the 25th edition of the show. Saudia has participated consistently throughout the years.
The airline has rolled out many new products and onboard amenities this year, including a new Business Class Porsche Design Men’s kit and Furla Ladies kit, as well as new children’s characters and kits.
Saudia is debuting a new exhibition stand design (9 x 30.5 meters) along with many interactive features and products on display. These include all the latest seats on static display — First Suite (first class), Business Class, and the Guest Class (economy) seats.
Also on display is a “smart model” experience, which provides a 3D interactive tour through the new Jeddah King Abdul Aziz International Airport.
Saudia is currently in the midst of a rapid transformation, fleet and network expansion program.
The airline has achieved double-digit growth in international passenger traffic, flying to 89 destinations across four continents. Saudia is receiving on average, one new aircraft every 12 days. Currently at 147, by the end of 2020 the fleet is set to reach 200 aircraft.
“Saudia looks forward to welcoming its travel retail partners, media and hospitality guests at ATM. The airline’s stand is located at ME 4310,” the airline said in a press release.
Currently in its 73rd year of operations, the airline is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO).
Saudia carried 30 million passengers in 2016, and was named the 2017 World’s Most Improved Airline by Skytrax, an independent global aviation industry monitor.
The airline has 11 codeshare partners including: Garuda Indonesia, China Southern Airlines, Air France, Royal Air Maroc, Alitalia, Korean Airlines, KLM, Middle East Airlines, Aeroflot, Air Europa and Oman Air.