Mr. Bander Al-Mohanna is the Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of flynas, a Saudi national air carrier and a leading low-cost airline in the Middle East.
flynas is a domestic and international low-cost airline based in Saudi Arabia. It was established in 2007.
Under Al-Mohanna, the airline has won several prestigious international awards including the Middle East’s Leading Low-Cost Airline by World Travel Awards, the travel industry’s prestigious award program for four consecutive years. It was won Skytrax award for Best Low-cost Airline in the Middle East in 2017 and 2018.
Al-Mohanna joined flynas in 2006 as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2008. In 2015, he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of flynas Group (flynas, NASJET, and flynas Hajj & Umrah).
Prior to joining flynas, Al-Mohanna held several key positions, including Chief Financial Analyst at Makshaff Services and Investments Ltd. He also held several positions at the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, including the Banking Supervision Department between 1993 and 2002.
Al-Mohanna holds a Master’s Degree in Actuarial & Financial Mathematics from the University of Michigan as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the American University in Washington D.C. He has also obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from King Saud University, Riyadh. He is a member of CFA Institute and has also successfully completed an Advanced Management Program at Harvard University
The Indian airline Jet Airways recently signed a codeshare agreement with flynas. The arrangement will facilitate around 6 million passengers who travel between Saudi Arabia and India for religious tourism and business purposes.
According to Al-Mohanna: “This partnership is an important step in-line with flynas’ expansion and development strategy. Through such agreements, we aim to offer an improved service to our passengers by adding more travel routes and expanding our reach regionally and internationally, in particular to key markets such as India.”