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Press Releases & News

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Vienna Airport: flynas Launches Flight Service between Vienna and Riyadh
The Saudi Arabian low-cost carrier now offers flights from Vienna. Starting today, Thursday, June 14, 2018, flynas links Vienna with Riyadh for the very first time. Flights will be operated to the capital city of Saudi Arabia three times per week, deploying an Airbus A320. On the occasion of the inaugural flight today, the aircraft of the Saudi airline was welcomed to Vienna Airport with a water salute.
“We welcome flynas, a new low-cost carrier, which will link Vienna with Saudi Arabia effectively immediately. The Saudi capital of Riyadh is the economic, administrative and cultural centre of the country. The new flight connection is of importance for tourism as well as for the business ties between Austria and Saudi Arabia” says Julian Jäger, Member of the Management Board of Flughafen Wien AG, who is pleased with the new flight offering.
In this regard, Bandar Al-Mohanna, CEO of flynas revealed that the new flights between Vienna and Riyadh are designed to meet the growing demand for the favourite summer destination of flynas customers. He confirmed flynas’ eagerness to constantly develop the low-cost airline experience and expand its services. Bandar Al-Mohanna noted that flynas is proud to be the first national carrier to launch direct flights to Austria this summer in order to meet passenger needs. He added that flynas will continue to expand and ensure access to the desired destinations of its passengers.
Three weekly flights to Riyadh
Effective immediately, flynas offers three weekly frequencies connecting Vienna and Riyadh. The aircraft departs from Riyad at 2:55 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and arrives in Vienna at 7:40 a.m. The return flight leaves Vienna at 8:30 a.m. and lands in Riyadh at 3 p.m. The direct flight service between Vienna and Riyadh features an Airbus A320 jet.    
About flynas
Established in 2007, flynas is the national Saudi Carrier and the leading low-cost airline in the Middle East with a fleet of 30 Airbus A320 Aircraft, operating over 1,100 flights weekly to more than 70 domestic and international destinations. Since its launch, flynas has successfully carried more than 38 million passengers from its bases of Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Abha. flynas’ high value offerings, on-time performance and superior customer service earned flynas the award for Middle East’s Leading Low Cost Airline from World Travel Awards 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, as well as the prestigious SkytraxAward for Middle East’s Best Low Cost Airline in 2017. For more information, visit
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