Flynas begins India operations from Hyderabad

In April this year, I had met officials of Flynas, a Saudi Arabia based low cost airline who had said Flynas is keen to launch India operations. They wanted to begin from Mumbai or Delhi but these airports are either too expensive for low cost airline or getting a slot there is too difficult.

I recently noticed that they have launched flight to Hyderabad. Flynas will now connect from Hyderabad to Riyadh (Flynas's hub in Saudi Arabia) two times a week and connections to select cities from there.

Hyderabad people can fly to Riyadh for about 1000 Riyals (1000 SAR= 20000 INR approx)
This is not cheap and there's one more interesting factor-some other one stop destinations are cheaper than Hyd-Riyadh- For example, you can fly to Jeddah for 150 Riyals less. This is probably dictated by Competition (Saudia flies direct to Jeddah from Hyd, other airlines also offer cheaper one stop flights)

Same situation to Amman, Dubai etc- one stop far away destination via Riuadh is priced lower than non-stop flight to its hub, Riyadh.

Frequency is bit poor at present with only 2 flights a week. Thursday and Saturday. Connections to only select cities are offered from Hyderabad at present. Hopefully more destinations will be accessible for cheap in future.

Flynas website also lists many other Indian airports- Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Chennai, Kochi and so on, but no flights could be found yet. Hopefully soon.

Official Press Release here.

Flynas website:


  1. One more cost effective Airlines.. Hope Flynas takes off in India effortlessly.

    1. Yes. Let us hope. They fly to Venice in Europe- hopefully they should be able to provide easy connectivity from India to Europe soon

  2. This is great news for Hyderabadis who are working in Riyadh. The direct flights will reduce much of the travel. Thanks to booking channels like Cleartrip, you can also do flynas booking online. The increase in international flights is sure to increase the trade relations too and impact our GDP.


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