Saudi Arabia’s flynas 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 330m passengers and attracting 100m 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 direct flight from King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah to Brussels on December 2 with three weekly flights.
CEO and Managing Director of flynas Bander Almohanna 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.”
CEO of ACP Ali Rajab 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 travellers to the Kingdom by collaborating with both local and international airlines.”
Currently, the low-cost airline 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.