flynas, a Saudi national air carrier and a leading low-cost airline in the Middle East, has announced the first direct international flights into AlUla International Airport as part of its its flights expansion plan.
Starting from November 19, the first international routes into AlUla will take off from Dubai and Kuwait. The announcement marks the first time that international travelers will enjoy direct access to one of the most significant archeological and historical sites in the world, it said.
Domestic routes added as part of the expansion include Riyadh, Dammam and Jeddah.
The first flight to AlUla will be inaugurated on November 19, from Dubai International Airport during a special ceremony that will celebrate the history and heritage of AlUla and promote flynas’ award-winning air travel services.
CEO at flynas, Bander Almohanna, said: “We are excited to make AlUla more accessible to all travelers in the region, a destination that is truly unique and never fails to impress even the most experienced travelers.”
He added: “We are confident that our partnership with the Royal Commission for AlUla will be one of many contributing factors to achieving the ambitious targets of Saudi Vision 2030 advancing the Kingdom’s position as a leading regional and global tourism destination.”
Phillip Jones, Chief Destination Management and Marketing Officer for Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU), commented: “For millennia, AlUla has been a crossroads of civilisations. Our ancient oasis has welcomed travelers and settlers to share commodities, ideas and build communities. Today is a huge milestone for AlUla as we will once again be on the international travelers route. Visitors can directly access AlUla with flynas direct flights from Dubai and Kuwait we look to introducing more visitors to the monumentality of the destination.”
The first flight to AlUla is timed to coincide with the next musical event at Maraya. Faia Younan, the young soprano and her world-class band will perform live at Maraya on November 19.
With this new milestone, flynas reiterates its commitment towards offering attractive and in-demand destination options that meet its passenger’s expectations, the airline said.