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Founded in 2007, flynasطيران ناس‎‎i, previously Nas Air, is a Saudi Arabian low-cost airline that operates domestic and international flights. The airline flies to over 35 destinations. It is the original low-cost airline of Saudi Arabia and the main low-cost airline within the country, alongside flyadeal.

The airline has its main operating base at Jeddah, at King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED), with its head office located in Riyadh. Another full-service carrier called RIA will be launching its operations at King Abdulaziz International Airport by the end of 2022. This is good news for passengers who travel in and from Saudi Arabia as the increased competition will result in relatively low fares and increased frequencies. In addition, the airline has secondary hubs in Riyadh, Medina, and Dammam.

At the time that it launched, the only other Saudi airline in Saudi Arabia was Saudi Arabian Airlines. Under the Nas Air name, it became the first and only Saudi low-cost airline in the country. In 2009, it launched its first international route connecting Assiut with Sharm el-Sheikh. In November 2013, the airline changed its name from Nas Air to flynas. After some success, flynas later launched more international routes to cities in Turkey and Pakistan and more destinations later on. In April 2014, it became the first low-cost airline to serve a Saudi Arabia to UK route, with its Jeddah to London Gatwick route.

In 2012, flynas made a codeshare agreement with Etihad, which placed the airline's code on flights from Abu Dhabi. The codeshare agreement between flynas and Etihad as been highly successful and still stands today. The agreement allows for greater connectivity between the UAE, Saudi Arabia and the rest of the world by allowing flynas to offer connections on certain flights within Etihad's massive global route network.

Flynas became officially joined IATA in 2020, which opened up a whole new set of opportunities for the airline to connect and co-operate with other airlines that have joined IATA.

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Baggage Allowance

Please note that the following information is a guide and is subject to change. Baggage allowance will be confirmed during the booking process.

Carry-on Baggage

Passengers are permitted one item of cabin baggage, or carry-on baggage. This item must not exceed the dimensions 56 x 36 x 23cm and 7kg in weight.

In addition, passengers are permitted a small laptop bag or handbag, which must be able to fit under the seat in front of you.

Checked Baggage

Checked baggage allowance is dependent on the class and route flying. The dimensions of any bag must fit within 75 x 33 x 50cm.

Domestic flights, or to the following destinations: Kuwait, Dubai, Amman, Sharm El Sheikh, Istanbul, Trabzon, Beirut, Tbilisi, Batumi, Baku, Vienna, Athens and Sarajevo

  • Light: None
  • Plus: 20kg
  • Premium: 30kg
  • Business: 2 x 25kg

Flights for the following destinations: Antakya, Lahore, Islamabad, Adana, Sohag, Aswan, Luxor, Alexandria, Assiut, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Lucknow, Calicut & Karachi

  • Light: 20kg
  • Plus: 30kg
  • Premium: 2 x 20kg
  • Business: 2 x 25kg

Flights for the following destinations: Cairo, Kano, Khartoum, Baghdad, Erbil and Algeria

  • Economy Class: 30kg
  • Business Class: 2 x 25kg

Cabin Classes

Flynas offers 2 types of cabin classes: Economy and Business.

Economy Class

Economy Class is one of two cabin classes that the airline offers. With Economy Class, the airline offers a number of different fares — 'Light', 'Plus' and 'Premium'. While these fares make no difference to the Economy Class in-flight experience, they do give added extras such as increased baggage allowance, seat selection and more flexible change and cancellation policies.


Economy Class passengers can order food and drink from the airline's in-flight menu with hot, cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. Those flying on the Premium fare are given a complimentary snack.

What are seats like?

The Economy Class cabin is set out in a 3 x 3 formation and is designed to give sufficient legroom and space for each passenger. There are a number of different seat options available for those who choose to pre-select their seats, including extra legroom, front row and 'ladies only' seats.

Premium Economy Class

Flynas do not currently offer a premium economy class.

Business Class

The Business Class cabin offers a luxurious in-flight experience with a number of added extras.


Passengers flying in Business Class are given an extended baggage allowance, free cancellations/changes on all flights and access to the airline's executive lounge.

After passengers board with priority boarding, the airline's Business Class flight attendants will serve the Business Class cabin with special care, attending to all needs.

Passengers can enjoy complimentary hot meals and snacks, as well as hot, cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks during the flight.

What are seats like?

The Business Class cabin has just 8 seats, for an exclusive in-flight experience. Seats are set out in a 2 x 2 formation, with a seat pitch of 48 inches. All seats are made from genuine leather and guarantee a relaxed and comfortable journey.

First Class

There is currently no first-class cabin onboard Flynas planes. Upgrade to Business class for a luxurious flying experience.

In-flight Entertainment

Flynas do not currently provide its passengers with any form of in-flight entertainment in terms of movies or TV shows. However, they welcome passengers to bring their own devices on board to keep themselves entertained and also provide an in-flight magazine for passengers to read.


Flynas does not currently provide any WiFi services on board their flights.


Online, mobile and airport check-in is available for flights with flynas.

Online Check-In

Online check-in is available for most flights operated by flynas. This service will open 48 hours before flying and will close 2 hours before the flight departure for international flights, or 1 hour before for domestic flights.

Mobile Check-In

flynas also offer the online check-in service from their mobile app. This is only available for selected flights operated by flynas departing from Saudi airports and Dubai International Airport. Passengers checking-in using the mobile app can also obtain and download a mobile boarding pass.

Airport Check-In

Passengers can also check-in for their flights at the airport, where they can visit the check-in desk. It is recommended that passengers arrive 3 hours before scheduled departure time, to ensure there is enough time to check-in, check any baggage and pass through security. Check-in will close 60 minutes before departure.


Passengers in business class can enjoy complimentary meals, snacks and drinks included as part of their ticket price. Passengers in economy class do not get food included on their ticket, however, food can be pre-purchased as an add-on before flying (at least 12 hours before travelling). Food on the pre-order menu includes breakfast items, salad, pasta, curries, kebabs, sandwiches and also children's meals.

Frequent Flyer Program

Flynas have their own frequent flyer programme called nasmiles. This offers frequent flyers the opportunity to collect miles and then spend them on flights, seat upgrades, excess baggage or airport lounge access.

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Destinations that flynas flies to

The airline operates flights to an extensive list of domestic destinations, including Abha, Al-Jawf, Dammam, Gassim, Jeddah, Jizan, Medina, Riyadh, and Tabuk. As well as domestic destinations, the airline operates flights to international destinations around Europe and Asia.

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Hub Airport

King Abdulaziz International Airport

One of the busiest airports in Saudi Arabia with passenger and cargo flights. The airport is also a hub for Saudia.

Airlines that fly from and to King Abdulaziz International Airport include Aegean, Air Algerie, British Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Egypt Air, Flydubai, Garuda Indonesia, Royal Falcon and Turkish Airlines.


The flynas fleet contains only Airbus models, with 4 different types. The fleet currently has 32 aircraft, although there are an additional 127 on order.

Airline Alliance

Flynas is not currently part of any airline alliance. However, it has codeshare agreements with Etihad and Pegasus Airlines.

Special Services

Expectant Mothers

Passengers who are flying whilst pregnant are allowed to fly without a doctors certificate for up to 32 weeks. Between the 32nd and 36th week of pregnancy, a doctors certificate must be provided to prove you are safe to fly.

Unaccompanied Minors

Children under 12 years old and travelling on their own are not allowed to fly, unless accompanied by a responsible adult of 18 years or older who is their parent, guardian or companion. The airline does not provide an unaccompanied minor service.

Passengers with reduced mobility

Passengers will need to provide details of their reduced mobility or special needs at the time of booking. Some passengers may need to provide a valid doctors certificate to state the nature of the illness and declaring that you are 'fit to fly'.

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17 April 2021

Flynas commences first flights to AlUla

Flynas, the Saudi Air leading low-cost airline and leading carrier in the Middle East, has completed its inaugurated first flight to the historical city of AlUla, on Wednesday March 17, 2021. The airline hopes to increase access to the historical city of AlUl.

Frequently asked questions

How old are flynas planes?

Over half of flynas' fleet is less than 5 years old. Although, it does have planes within its fleet that are up to 18 years old. The airline does regularly update its fleet and bring new aircraft in, as well as frequently perform safety checks for its aircraft.