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MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 07/05/2014
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(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) E saudi airline will now fly to seven destinations in egypt with cairo being added to its existing route network of alexandria assiut sohag luxor sharm el sheikh and aswan.saudi arabia’s flynas on tuesday announced its expansion plan including direct flight from jeddah to cairo and strategic partnership with egypt’s nesma airline at a news conference on the second day of arabian travel market.the saudi airline will now fly to seven destinations in egypt with cairo being added to its existing route network of alexandria assiut sohag luxor sharm el sheikh and aswan. with the addition of cairo flynas now covers the north south east and west of the country making it one of the biggest regional players servicing egypt.the carrier also announced the signing of a strategic mou agreement with egyptian carrier nesma airlines which will further solidify its presence and reach within egypt and north africa. the mou was signed between megat ardian chief commercial officer at flynas and faisal al turki ceo at nesma. the agreement is expected to boost air links for hajj and umrah pilgrims to saudi arabia from egypt as well as cover high traffic demand between egypt and saudi arabia. the commencement date of the flights will be announced soon.“since the last atm flynas has achieved exceptional milestones – including a major rebrand and change in fleet livery significant recent investments in enhancing our fleet with the acquisition of airbus a330 aircraft and the much-anticipated launch of our global flight routes program that extends our network to europe asia and north africa” said raja azmi ceo flynas.“flynas recently announced the launch of long-haul flights to kuala lumpur jakarta london gatwick manchester paris casablanca lahore and islamabad as part of our new expansion plan” azmi added.“in the past year flynas has pioneered an innovative business model – the low cost carrier plus (lcc) which is set to change the image of the traditional middle eastern carrier. we have upgraded our in-flight offering to include a 12-seat business class cabin and invested in smarter onboard entertainment technologies and comfort-boosting services all of which are poised to see flynas soar to new heights both regionally and internationally” added wael al sarhan director of marketing & communication at flynas.the continuous expansion of flynas’ network to serve more countries is an integral part the airline’s strategy of targeting 20 million passengers by 2020.


 






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