flynas, the Saudi air carrier and the leading low-cost airline in the Middle East, doubled annual growth in operation and performance during 2022, with increasing passengers by 91% to 8.7 million; flights by 45% to 66,000 and seat capacity by 46%.
Additionally, flynas launched 16 new destinations and 30 new routes as the fleet increased to 43 aircraft.
“The growth rates recorded by flynas during 2022 in performance, operations, and localization programs reflect the company’s commitment to continuing expansion under the slogan ‘We Connect the World to the Kingdom’ and to consolidating its leading position as the best low-cost airline in the Middle East and one of the top 10 airlines in the world of its category,” said Bander Almohanna, CEO and Managing Director of flynas.
“The annual results confirm the progress in the company’s strategic plan with the receiving of 8 new Airbus A320neo and joining 2 Airbus A330 aircraft, which will contribute to serving pilgrims and Umrah performers as well as expanding to new markets.”
“Moreover, the company’s Board of Directors approved raising the booking orders of 250 aircraft, in line with the goals of the Saudi vision 2030, and the civil aviation strategy to reach 330 million passengers, 250 international destinations, and 100 million tourists annually,” he added.
Almohanna stressed the company’s commitment to the localization of jobs, qualifying young Saudi talent, and the empowerment of women in the aviation sector, as flynas launched the Future Engineers program in 2022 to localize the aircraft engineering and maintenance jobs, and to graduate and employ 150 engineers over the coming years. The program started with 30 Saudi engineers, while 100 Saudi first officer cadet pilots were accepted in the Future Pilots training program.
In terms of work environment, flynas has been recognized as one of the best four workplaces in the Kingdom for 2022, according to the annual survey by the global organization Best Places to Work (BPTW).
Since its launch in 2007, flynas has transported more than 60 million passengers. In 2022, flynas has been awarded the Skytrax Award as the Best Low-Cost Airline in the Middle East for the fifth time in a row. In addition, flynas was ranked among the top 10 Low-Cost Airline worldwide.
flynas has earned several accolades, including the Middle East’s Leading Low-Cost Airline award from the World Travel Awards for eight consecutive years (2015 to 2022) and was ranked in the 4-star low-cost carrier category, the highest category of the low-cost airline in the world by APEX rating.