Flynas Announces Dammam – Najaf Route

Flynas, the leading Saudi air carrier and low-cost airline in the Middle East and the world, launched its first direct flight between Dammam and Al Najaf in Iraq on June 1st. This marks the first time a Saudi carrier has connected the two cities. The Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) recently approved national carriers to operate flights to and from Al Najaf, establishing a new direct route between Iraq and Saudi Arabia. This development aligns with the National Civil Aviation Strategy, aiming to accommodate 330 million passengers annually and connect Saudi Arabia with over 250 international destinations. It also reflects the close relations between the two countries.

An inaugural ceremony was held at King Fahd International Airport (KFIA) in Dammam to celebrate the maiden flight. Attendees included the Iraqi ambassador to Saudi Arabia, representatives from flynas, the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council, GACA, and KFIA. Upon arrival at Al Najaf International Airport, the flight was received with a welcoming ceremony attended by the Saudi ambassador to Iraq and flynas representatives. Flynas will operate three weekly flights between Dammam and Najaf.

This new route also aligns with the objectives of the Pilgrims Experience Program (PEP) to facilitate access to the Two Holy Mosques. Highlighting its dedication to providing guests with diverse travel experiences and value-added services across its expanding network of international routes. The airline also provides flights from Dammam to Baghdad and viceversa.  

Source: Ministry of Transport

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