Soft Launch

flynas Launches Direct Flights Between Brussels and Jeddah in collaboration with the Saudi Air Connectivity Program

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Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: flynas, the national air carrier and the leading low-cost airline in the world and the Middle East, has announced the launch of direct flights between Brussels and Jeddah. The new destination is a result of flynas’ partnership with the Air Connectivity Program (ACP) and the airline’s planned expansion of its international network.

This growth aligns with the National Aviation Strategy’s goals of accommodating 330 million passengers and attracting 100 million tourists by 2030. This moves the Kingdom towards its aim of establishing itself as a global travel and tourism hub with more than 250 international destinations connected by the end of the decade. Additionally, it furthers the goals of the Pilgrim Experience Program, aimed at simplifying access to the Two Holy Mosques. 

flynas will launch its maiden direct flight from King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah to Brussels on December 2nd with three weekly flights.

Bander Almohanna, CEO and Managing Director of flynas, said: "With the addition of this new destination connecting Jeddah to the capital of Belgium, Brussels, flynas continues to strengthen its position as a globally leading low-cost airline, and expand its growing network of destinations within our strategic partnership with ACP.” 

Ali Rajab, CEO of ACP, said, “Europe remains a pivotal market for Saudi Arabia. Building upon the successful launch of the Marseille-Jeddah route by flynas last year, the introduction of this new route to Brussels serves as a significant step forward in our ongoing commitment to bolster air connectivity with Europe. We are eager to continue facilitating improved access for European travelers to the Kingdom by collaborating with both local and international airlines.”  

He added, “I would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to His Excellency Ahmed Al-Khateeb, the Minister of Tourism and Chairman of ACP’s Overseeing Committee, as well as the leaders of the aviation and tourism ecosystems. Their continuous support has been instrumental in our mission to strengthen air connectivity to the Kingdom.’’

Currently, flynas connects more than 70 domestic and international destinations, with more than 1,500 weekly flights, flying over 60 million passengers since its launch in 2007. The carrier's growth plan aims to reach 165 domestic and international destinations by 2030, in line with the goals of Saudi Vision 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.

About flynas:
flynas has been acknowledged for its achievements through several international awards. Notably, the airline received the Skytrax International Award as the Best Low-cost Airline in the Middle East for the sixth consecutive year in 2023, also securing the 4th position globally among Low-cost Carriers (LCCs). This award holds substantial recognition in the aviation sector since its inception in 1999.  

Meanwhile, flynas won the Best Low-cost Airline Award in the Middle East from the World Travel Awards in 2022 for the eighth year in a row. In an assessment conducted by the non-profit organization APEX, one of the most significant international airline associations, which encompasses 600 airlines worldwide across various categories, flynas earned a four-star rating, positioning it as one of the highest-rated low-cost carriers globally.

Passengers traveling with flynas can book their flights through all flynas booking channels:, the flynas app, the call centre (920001234), or travel agents.