Flynas Launches Direct Flights to the Maldives
Velana International Airport, June 20, 2023 – Flynas, the leading low-cost airline in the Middle East, has successfully launched direct flights to the Maldives, marking a significant milestone for the country's tourism industry. The inaugural flight, carrying 96 passengers, landed at Velana International Airport at 8 AM today, receiving a warm welcome with a special water salute.
At a ceremony held at the airport, distinguished guests including Tourism Minister Dr. Abdullah Mausoom, the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Maldives His Excellency Matrek Abdullah Al-Ajalin Aldosari, Vice President of Sales at Flynas Mr. Aleidi Abdulelah Sulaiman, and CEO & Managing Director of MACL Mr. Mahjoob Shujau celebrated the occasion.
Highlighting the importance of the Saudi market, Tourism Minister Dr. Abdullah Mausoom expressed his optimism about the future of the Maldives' tourism industry. He mentioned ongoing discussions with other airlines to operate flights to different airports in the Maldives, not limited to Velana International Airport. The introduction of Flynas' flights is expected to provide a substantial boost to the country's tourism sector.
Aleidi Abdulelah Sulaiman M, Vice President of Flynas Sales, described the launch of direct flights to the Maldives as a major milestone in the airline's expansion plan.
Flynas will operate three weekly flights from Riyadh International Airport to the Maldives, offering convenient travel options for passengers. The flights will be available every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, allowing travelers to explore the breathtaking beauty of the Maldives.
Utilizing the A320 Neo aircraft with a passenger capacity of 170, Flynas ensures a comfortable and enjoyable travel experience for its passengers. With an extensive network of 38 destinations, including prominent cities such as Dubai, Istanbul, and Doha, Flynas' direct flights to the Maldives will significantly enhance accessibility and connectivity to the archipelago, further bolstering the country's thriving tourism industry.