Soft Launch

flynas Commences Direct Flights Between Jeddah and Osh in Kyrgyzstan, in Collaboration with the Saudi Air Connectivity Program



  • Three direct weekly flights between Jeddah and Osh, the second-largest city of Kyrgyzstan
  • Route supporting push for increased connectivity between Saudi Arabia and Central Asia

Riyadh, August 21, 2023: Saudi air carrier and the leading low-cost airline in the Middle East and the world, flynas, has announced the initiation of direct flights from Jeddah to Osh, the second-largest city in Kyrgyzstan. The route was launched in collaboration with the Air Connectivity Program (ACP) as part of flynas’ ambitious expansion plans. 

The inaugural event, attended by representatives from flynas and Jeddah Airports Company (JEDCO), celebrated the commencement of non-stop flights from King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah to Osh International Airport. This initiative further enhances the range of travel options to Central Asian destinations provided by flynas.

The new route will feature three weekly flights every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, catering to both tourists and residents with affordable, point-to-point travel. Additionally, flynas plans to introduce another air route to Kyrgyzstan early next month, operating three weekly flights from Jeddah to the capital, Bishkek.

The strategic collaboration between flynas and ACP, established last April, is a significant milestone in driving Saudi Arabia's tourism growth and is in line with the Saudi ecosystem's broader efforts to attract 100 million tourists annually to the Kingdom by 2030.

Currently, flynas operates an extensive network that spans over 70 domestic and international destinations, with a frequency of 1,500 weekly flights. Since its inception in 2007, flynas has been the preferred choice for more than 60 million passengers. 

With a focus on growth, flynas aims to expand its reach even further by serving a total of 165 domestic and international destinations, aligning with the objectives of Vision 2030 and contributing to the increased air connectivity within the Kingdom. 

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.