Flynas links Riyadh, Jeddah to Bahrain

Flynas links Riyadh, Jeddah to Bahrain
Updated 03 December 2015

Flynas links Riyadh, Jeddah to Bahrain

Flynas links Riyadh, Jeddah to Bahrain

JEDDAH: Flynas has launched its new service from Saudi Arabia to Bahrain, with the first of its three weekly flights from Riyadh landing at Bahrain International Airport on Dec. 1 at 4 pm.

Highlighting the pioneering low-cost carrier’s success in continuously growing its operations, the new service to Bahrain expands flynas’ reach to 26 destinations throughout the region. Bahrain is also the third destination to be added to the flynas GCC network after Dubai and Kuwait.
Bander Al-Mohanna, Nas Holding Group CEO, commented: “Flynas is pleased to touch down in Bahrain and the introduction of this key destination to our GCC network is a major step forward in our commitment to offer greater connectivity, affordability and convenience to our growing consumer base. Moreover, with the addition of Bahrain, and we look forward to continue expanding into other regional cities in the future as part of our long-term expansion plans.”
Both Riyadh and Jeddah flights will operate three times weekly every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday — providing flynas guests with greater travel options and choice.
The flights from the Saudi capital depart at 6:50pm arriving in Bahrain at 8 pm. The return flight departs at 8:50 p.m. to arrive in Riyadh at 10:00 p.m. local time.
The flights from Jeddah commence on Dec. 3 2015, departing at 4:55 p.m. with an arrival time of 7:25 pm.
The return flight leaves Bahrain at 8:15 p.m. arriving into King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah at 10:55 p.m. local time.
“Given the high demand for this route, we are confident that this new service will benefit both markets on account of Bahrain’s strong appeal as an attractive destination for business and leisure,” added Al-Mohanna.
In 2014 alone, 6 million Saudis visited Bahrain — a year-on-year increase of 19.3 percent, making them by far the largest segment of visitors from a total of 6.6 million GCC travelers to Bahrain.
The significant growth in the number of travelers between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia serves to reinforce the long-standing relationship the two countries share across their business and leisure sectors.
Al-Mohanna also congratulated the entire flynas team and thanked all the government entities and aviation authorities for their support in ensuring the success of this new service.
To mark the occasion, flynas also hosted a gala dinner which was attended by Mohamed Khalil, chief commercial officer of Bahrain Airport Company as well as key government and Bahrain International Airport officials.
“We would like to congratulate flynas on successfully adding these important routes to their growing network of destinations within the region,” said Mohamed Khalil, chief commercial officer of Bahrain Airport Company.
He said that the new service will certainly enhance travel options for domestic, regional and international visitors alike and also give the regional aviation sector a significant boost especially as we continue to see a sustained increase in the number of students and leisure guests traveling between the two countries each year,
Introductory fares for flights between Riyadh and Bahrain start from as low as SR299 and SR399 for Jeddah to Bahrain.
Bookings can be made through the flynas website flynas.com or any authorized local travel agent.
The two routes will be operated using an Airbus A320 aircraft with the capacity to carry 164 guests in a two class configuration — 156 in Economy and 8 in Business Class.