Saudi Arabia's Flynas Airlines has launched flights to the Maldives.
Tourism Minister Dr. Abdulla Mausoom welcomed the maiden Flynas flight at a special ceremony held at Velana International Airport (VIA) today. Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) and Flynas officials were also present at the ceremony.
Minister Mausoom expressed his optimism that these flights would provide a significant boost to the Maldives' thriving tourism industry while also facilitating easier travel for Maldivians to Saudi Arabia.
Established in 2007 as NasAir, Flynas underwent a transformation in 2013, adopting its current name and expanding its fleet. With 39 aircraft, the airline has gained popularity in the Middle East as an affordable carrier.
Operating three flights a week until October, Flynas will offer its services on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday between Riyadh's King Khalid International Airport and VIA in the Maldives.
According to the tourist arrivals statistics, 8,367 tourists arrived in the Maldives from Saudi Arabia in the first four months of this year.