4 October 2023
- flynas and the Saudi Air Connectivity Program (ACP) have introduced a new Jeddah-Bishkek, increasing Saudi Arabia-Central Asia connectivity.
- The direct flights to Kyrgyzstan’s capital city will see three flights per week, expanding flynas’ footprint across Central Asia and increasing access to the Kingdom.
Jeddah – October 4, 2023: flynas, the leading Saudi low-cost carrier (LLC) is expanding its flight options from Kyrgyzstan to Saudi Arabia by adding three direct weekly flights from Bishkek, the country’s capital city, to Jeddah. This expansion is a part of ACP's efforts to enhance air route access to the Kingdom while also furthering flynas' operational coverage across Central Asia.
flynas, which has adopted the slogan “We connect the Kingdom to the world” is experiencing consistent market growth. This is marked by accolades such as being the Middle East’s top LLC by the Skytrax International Awards for the 6th consecutive year and ranking as the 4th best globally in 2023.
The announcement of this new route was made during two separate events, one in Jeddah on October 3rd and another in Bishkek on October 4th. The October 3rd event took place at Jeddah's King Abdulaziz International Airport and was attended by His Excellency Ulukbek Maripov, Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to Saudi Arabia, as well as representatives from flynas, ACP, and Jeddah Airports Company.
On Wednesday, October 4th, flynas hosted a separate event in Bishkek to coincide with the inaugural flight from Jeddah to Bishkek. The flight received a ceremonial water salute upon arrival at Manas International Airport. This event was graced by the presence of His Excellency Ibrahim bin Radi Al-Radi, Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic, alongside His Excellency Ulukbek Maripov, in celebration of the maiden flight to Bishkek.
Officials from the Kyrgyz aviation and tourism authorities, as well as prominent travel agencies, also attended the event. The Jeddah-Bishkek route will operate every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
In line with the objectives of the Pilgrim Experience Program (PEP), aimed at facilitating easier access for pilgrims to the Two Holy Mosques in Saudi Arabia, ACP and flynas view this expansion into Central Asia as a promising growth opportunity for Saudi aviation.
This expansion initiative also contributes to the goals of the National Tourism Strategy and National Civil Aviation Strategy, which aim to connect the Kingdom with 250 destinations worldwide, attract 330 million passengers to Saudi Arabia, and welcome 100 million tourists to the country by 2030.
About the Air Connectivity Program:
The Saudi Air Connectivity Program (ACP) was established in 2021 to contribute to tourism growth in Saudi Arabia by enhancing air connectivity and developing existing and prospective air routes, connecting Saudi Arabia to new destinations. ACP works at the intersection of tourism and aviation by bridging the stakeholder ecosystem to enable the National Tourism Strategy's vision and establish Saudi Arabia as a global leader in tourism air connectivity.