Flynas, the renowned Saudi Arabian low-cost carrier, has unveiled its latest milestone in air connectivity by announcing a new route that directly links the bustling cities of Jeddah and Casablanca. The strategic move comes as part of Flynas’ ambitious expansion plan, aiming to establish seamless travel connections between Saudi Arabia and at least 250 international destinations by 2030. This exciting partnership is in line with the recently established Air Connectivity Program, a testament to Flynas’ dedication to transforming the region’s travel landscape.
Committed to providing an extensive network of destinations, Flynas will commence thrice-weekly flight services between Jeddah and Casablanca, facilitated by the reliable Airbus A330-300 aircraft. The new flights will take off from Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport and land at Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport, with departure times scheduled for every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. The journey, spanning approximately six-and-a-half hours, promises a smooth and comfortable experience for travelers seeking to explore these vibrant cities.
The inauguration of this route on August 3rd marks a significant moment for Flynas as it expands its presence in the international travel arena. By offering this direct and convenient connection, the airline endeavors to enhance travel experiences for passengers seeking efficient and affordable options.
While operating on the Jeddah-Casablanca route, Flynas will be joining the ranks of esteemed carriers, Royal Air Maroc and Saudia, already serving passengers on this path. Saudia currently operates a daily service utilizing the Boeing 787, while Royal Air Maroc offers a once-weekly flight, also deploying the Boeing 787 aircraft.
This strategic expansion is a testament to Flynas’ commitment to serving its ever-growing customer base with a diverse range of travel options. By adding the Jeddah-Casablanca route to its network, Flynas is now connected to over 70 domestic and international destinations, operating more than 1,500 weekly flights. This milestone marks a significant stride towards fulfilling the objectives of the Saudi Arabian national Air Connectivity Program, which seeks to establish strong global links for the country.
The drive to provide seamless travel experiences to passengers extends beyond this latest route. In July, Flynas became the first Saudi carrier to operate direct flights between Riyadh and Jeddah to Sphinx International Airport in Cairo. This service, offering three weekly direct flights, represents Flynas’ commitment to fostering enhanced connectivity in the region. Furthermore, Flynas expanded its services to Osh, Bishkek, and Almaty in early July, and on August 20th, the airline will increase its flight frequency between Jeddah and Tashkent to three weekly flights.
The strategic focus on expanding its network is supported by Flynas’ outstanding aircraft orders, totaling 250, a remarkable feat that positions the airline as a formidable contender to become the largest low-cost airline in the Middle East.
The significance of robust air transport links cannot be overstated, especially for a country like Morocco, where tourism plays a crucial role in the economy. The Moroccan Ministry of Tourism recently reported that by the end of June, 6.5 million tourists had visited the country, contributing over $4.4 billion in foreign currency travel receipts, marking a substantial increase of 21% compared to the same period in 2019. Strengthening the air transport sector is a key aspect of driving socio-economic development in the region.
Flynas‘ introduction of direct routes between Jeddah and Casablanca marks a momentous step in bolstering air connectivity between Saudi Arabia and international destinations. The airline’s dedication to expanding its network aligns seamlessly with the objectives of the Air Connectivity Program, fostering a future of seamless travel for passengers. As Flynas continues to add new destinations and increase its flight frequencies, it cements its position as a leading low-cost airline in the Middle East. Moreover, these efforts resonate positively with Morocco’s ambitions to promote tourism and socio-economic growth through a strong air transport sector.