Low-cost Saudi Carrier Flynas will launch its first European route, to London in April, followed by a second to Manchester in May. From April 8, Saudi Carrier Flynas will operate a three-times weekly non-stop flight from Jeddah to London Gatwick, served by a two-class A330.
Flight XY21 will depart Jeddha on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30am, 4:45am and 4:10am respectively, landing in Landon at 9:10am 9:25am and 8:50am. Retrun flight XY22 will leave LGW at 10:50 , landing off in Saudi Arabia at 19:05.
From May 2, Flynas will start a three-times weekly A330 service between Jeddah and Manchester. Flight XY25 will depart Jeddah at 0355 on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, landing in the northern city at 0845. Return flight XY26 will take-off from Manchester at 1015, touching down in Saudi Arabia at 1855.
Both 164-seat A330s will be configured with 156 economy class seats, each with a 32-inch pitch and flexible fares that include a checked luggage allowance of 30kg.
This is the first time Saudi Arabia will be served by a low-cost carrier, with promotional economy class fares available from SAR 999 (£160) and business class fares from SAR 3,999 (£642).
Flynas currently has a fleet of 27 aircraft, of which three are A330s wet-leased from Portuguese company Hifly.