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New flights from Saudi Arabia to Odessa and Lviv

16 Jun, 2021
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New flights from Saudi Arabia to Odessa and Lviv

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Airline "Flynas" from Saudi Arabia launched flights between Riyadh and Kyiv from June 11, and also promises to launch flights to Odessa and Lviv.


"Flynas", a Saudi national air carrier and a leading low-cost airline in the Middle East, has celebrated the debut of its new direct route connecting Riyadh and the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, in presence of the Ukrainian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Vadym Vakhrushev, "Flynas" CEO Bandar Almuhanna and VP of Commercial dept at Riyadh Airports Company Abdulaziz Alasaker, in addition to a delegation of representatives from the Saudi Tourism Authority and Riyadh Airports Company.

The new route was launched in line with "Flynas" expansion strategy aiming to add a series of new global destinations as part of its direct flight offerings, ultimately supporting the targets of the Saudi Vision 2030 in increasing the air travel and tourism sectors to become key contributors in transforming the Kingdom into an attractive economic global hub.

The new destination launch was preceded by the dropping of visa requirements for Saudi citizens entering Ukraine. This is also set to encourage Ukrainian citizens to visit Saudi Arabia and explore its unique culture, heritage and natural attractions, if they are among the list of citizens from countries allowed to enter the Kingdom with a tourist visa.

We are delighted to offer this new direct route to the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, and look forward to strengthening ties between Saudi Arabia and Ukraine by acting as a gateway for citizens interested in learning more about the two countries.” He concluded by stating that flights between the two capitals will be offered by the airline on a daily basis.

CEO at "Flynas" Mr. Bander Almohanna
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"Flynas" CEO Mr. Bandar Almuhanna

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Infrastructure has already promised to launch Riyadh - Odessa and Riyadh - Lviv flights. For this, rules are being developed for working with travelers from the Middle East.

So far, Riyadh - Boryspil flights are operated three times a week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Flight time is 5 hours 5 minutes.

Established in 2007, "Flynas" is the national Saudi Carrier and the leading low-cost airline in the Middle East with a fleet of 30 Airbus A320 Aircrafts, operating over 1,200 flights weekly to 35 domestic destinations and international destinations. Since its launch, "Flynas" has successfully carried more than 38 million passengers from its bases of Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Abha.

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Source: Flynas


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