RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s low cost carrier Flynas will launch three weekly flights between Riyadh and Belgrade this summer season, as it pursues its international expansion plans.
The weekly flights to the capital of Serbia will run each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, on a seasonal basis, effective from May till late September.
Last month, Serbia’s foreign minister held talks with the Kingdom’s non-residential ambassador to the country, on the potential of flights between the two states and relaxing visa requirements.
“The Middle East represents one of our most important markets. We are in constant communication with airlines from that region,” Belgrade Airport’s operator, VINCI, recently noted.
This comes as Flynas pursues its expansion plans and opening of new destinations on both domestic and international levels, CEO Bander Almohanna, said in an interview with Arab News last month.
Recently, Saudi’s first low fares airline announced new European destinations this summer, including Moscow, Prague, Mykonos and Santorini.
Additionally, the firm has doubled its growth plans and plans to be the largest low-cost carrier in the Middle East, according to a statement from the company.
Flynas intends to order 250 aircraft. It currently operates Airbus SE A320-family aircraft and has a present order for up to 120 of the single-aisle jets.
The airline is planning to raise the number of destinations from 70 to 165, Al-Arabiya reported, citing its CEO.
The Saudi based airline is negotiating with US’s Boeing and Europe’s Airbus on the possibility of acquiring aircraft worth from $13 billion to $15 billion, he disclosed.