The new route will fly from King Abulaziz International Airport to Manchester, the airline’s second UK destination
Saudia Arabian airline Flynas has touched down for the first time with its new non-stop flight from Jeddah – a key trading partner for Manchester.
The new route will fly from King Abulaziz International Airport to Manchester, the airline’s second UK destination.
Flight XY 25 arrived at 8.45am this morning, to be greeted by a traditional water cannon salute on touchdown.
It was also met by Stephen Turner, commercial director at the airport, along with other senior executives.
Mr Turner said: “We are delighted to welcome Flynas to Manchester for the first time and we’re keen to support their continuing growth from the UK.
“The Middle East is a key region of growth for us at Manchester and we know that passengers in the north west want to fly direct to Jeddah.
"This route will support better trade links between our two countries, as the north west already sees over £200m worth of trade with Saudi Arabia, but we know we can do more and this service with Flynas will help to increase those levels.”
Flynas CEO Raja Azmi said: “It’s incredibly satisfying to see our Global Flights Routes program take off so successfully.
“The start of our non-stop flight operations to Manchester solidifies our intentions to build a strong offering for our customers to key European destinations and offers travelers access to an important Northern European travel hub.”
The Flynas Global Flight Routes program was launched in April 2014 and covers a number of new non-stop routes across Europe, Asia and Africa, all flying out of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
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