Flynas to operate Jeddah-Hyderabad flights from August

Indo Asian News Service

Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) Flynas, a low-cost airline from Saudi Arabia, has announced it will operate its first services to India beginning next month with two weekly flights each from Jeddah to Hyderabad and Jeddah to Kozhikode.

The flights to Hyderabad will be operated Saturdays and Wednesdays starting Aug 16 and to Kozhikode (Calicut) Mondays and Wednesdays starting Sep 1, a statement said here Thursday.

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will preside over the inaugural function of Flynas's Indian operation.

Bizpros Management Pvt. Ltd. is the official passenger sales agent for Flynas for their Indian operations.

"The launch of flights to destinations in India is an exciting new development in the Flynas global flights programme. I am sure it will be welcomed by the huge number of Indian expatriates who work in Saudi Arabia. We now keenly look forward to extending Flynas hospitality to our guests onboard flights from Jeddah to both Hyderabad and Calicut," said Sajid Nadeem Hazari, managing director of Bizpros Management.

"In addition to benefiting from the affordability of our low-cost fares, Flynas guests on flights to India will enjoy the comforts of our new wide-bodied Airbus A330, free meals onboard and a generous baggage allowance of one bag weighing 30 kg," said Wael Al Sarhan, director of marketing and communication at Flynas.

The Flynas global flights programme, which includes destinations in Asia, Africa and Europe, is a key part of the airlines 20x20 strategy that targets transporting 20 million passengers a year by 2020.

It is a leading low-cost carrier with a young fleet of 27 aircraft which includes the recently introduced Airbus A330. The airline operates nearly 950 weekly flights to 28 destinations within and outside Saudi Arabia.

Launched in 2007, Flynas has successfully operated over 140,000 flights, carrying more than 15 million passengers.