Abu Dhabi International Airport welcomes flynas
Abu Dhabi - Flynas will operate the new route using an Airbus A320 aircraft with the capacity to carry 164 guests in a two-class configuration - 156 in economy and eight in business Class.
By Staff Report
Published: Wed 16 Dec 2015, 11:00 PM
Last updated: Thu 17 Dec 2015, 9:17 AM
Abu Dhabi Airports has welcomed flynas' inaugural flight from Riyadh, marking the start of the Saudi Arabian airline's new service, connecting the two capitals with a direct flight, five times per week.
Ahmad Al Haddabi, chief operations officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, along with senior executives from Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), welcomed Bander Al Mohanna, CEO of NAS Holding, and key flynas officials, onboard the inaugural flight which landed at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Flynas will operate the new route using an Airbus A320 aircraft with the capacity to carry 164 guests in a two-class configuration - 156 in economy and eight in business Class. Flights operate every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, departing Riyadh at 9:35am, arriving into Abu Dhabi International Airport at 12:35pm. The return flight takes off from the UAE capital at 2:45pm to land at King Khalid International Airport at 3:45pm local time.
Ahmad Al Haddabi said: "We are pleased to welcome flynas to the UAE capital. This new service further develops our airline portfolio while providing passengers with a world-class travel experience, whether they are traveling for business or leisure. It also successfully complements the collaborative efforts made by Abu Dhabi Airports and TCA Abu Dhabi to further strengthen Abu Dhabi's position as one of the leading tourist destinations regionally and internationally. From providing efficient and timely ground handling processes to smooth and easy flow of passengers at the airport, we look forward to fully cooperating with flynas to ensure the success of this new service."
Highlighting flynas' plans to strategically expand its footprint in key markets across the region, Bander Al Mohanna, CEO of NAS Holding, said: "We are delighted to touch down in Abu Dhabi with the launch of this new five-times-per-week service that connects the two capitals while offering convenient and affordable air travel options to guests travelling in both directions."