Saudi's AlUla International Airport receives inaugural flynas flight

As the destination continues to open up to tourism and offer more heritage and culture experiences, “flynas has been keen on offering the best service for travelers interested in visiting this unique historical city

  
A model of Saudi airline Flynas is on display during a ceremony to sign a deal between Airbus and Flynas in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia January 16, 2017. Image used for illustrative purpose

A model of Saudi airline Flynas is on display during a ceremony to sign a deal between Airbus and Flynas in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia January 16, 2017. Image used for illustrative purpose

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ALULA —flynas, the Saudi air carrier, inaugurated the first of its flights to the historical city of AlUla in a direct flight from Riyadh on Wednesday March 17, 2021. The new route utilizes flynas’ A320 neo aircraft, the latest addition to the carrier’s fleet, bearing the Design of ‘Year of Arabic Calligraphy’ as part of flynas’ contribution to the Ministry of Culture’s initiative in this direction.

Upon its arrival at AlUla International Airport, the aircraft was received by a delegation on behalf of the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) and a number of airline’s affiliates.

Commenting on the inauguration of the first flight to AlUla, flynas’ CEO Bander Almohanna extended his gratitude to the General Aviation of Civil Authority (GACA) and the RCU for their efforts and collaboration with flynas in achieving the shared goal of increasing access to the historical city of AlUla.

As the destination continues to open up to tourism and offer more heritage and culture experiences, “flynas has been keen on offering the best service for travelers interested in visiting this unique historical city, in accordance with the airline’s overarching strategy that aims to take travel in the Kingdom to the next level, in both services and cost. This serves to transform the Kingdom to an international touristic destination, in alignment with Saudi Vision 2030.”

Phillip Jones, chief destination management and marketing officer at RCU said: “We welcome flynas to AlUla and look forward to more domestic flights with flynas from other destinations in the Kingdom. AlUla is a place like no other in the world and we encourage residents of the Kingdom to experience their unique culture and heritage now while they have the destination to themselves.”

He added: “With the recent renaming of AlUla International Airport, we are preparing to open up to international tourism and cement AlUla’s position as a globally significant UNESCO destination, but with a modern and future-focused take on tourism. We are working on connecting the culture of the past with the possibilities of future, to present a world-class boutique destination to the world.”

AlUla is the latest addition to flynas’ domestic network, facilitating two weekly flights (on Wednesdays and Saturdays) between Riyadh and AlUla. Passengers traveling with flynas can book their flights between Riyadh and AlUla through all flynas booking channels. — SG


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