|Commenced operations||February 2007|
|Company slogan||The Kingdom's First Low-Cost Airline|
|Parent company||National Air Services|
|Headquarters||Riyadh, Saudi Arabia|
Flynas (Arabic: طيران ناس) formerly Nas Air, is a domestic and international low-cost airline based in Saudi Arabia, the country's first and only budget airline. The company's head office is located on the first floor of the Al Salam Centre in Riyadh.
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Saudi Arabian Airlines was the only airline in the country until 2006, when budget carriers Nas Air and Sama Airlines got their licenses from the government. Nas Air was founded in 2007 . Operations started in February that year.
Assiut and Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt became served by the carrier for the first time in 2009, with flights to the latter initially operated on a seasonal basis. In 2011, the airline started services to three cities in Turkey: Adana, Antakya and Istanbul. Also that year, Lahore in Pakistan became the second city served in the country, after Karachi. In February 2013 , flights to Yanbu from Dammam were launched. Also that month, the airline started flying from Dammam to Khartoum, with the Sudanese capital becoming the first international destination ever to be linked to the Saudi city.
In February 2014 Flynas became the first low-cost carrier to serve the Saudi Arabia-UK market when it launched the Jeddah–London Gatwick service, its first European long-haul route, in April 2014 . Medium-haul routes to Karachi and Lahore and long-haul services to Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur were also planned to start that month, followed by Casablanca, Manchester and Islamabad in May the same year, all of them using Airbus A330 equipment. Flights to Iran were also due to commence by the same time., Flynas introduced its Global Flight Routes program, aimed at offering affordable rates to passengers for flights between Jeddah and points in Africa, Asia and Europe.
Manchester became the airline's second destination in the United Kingdom on 7 May 2014 . Cairo was made part of the route network in June 2014 , making the Egyptian capital the carrier's seventh destination in the country. In late June 2014 , it was announced the airline will also serve London-Gatwick from Riyadh starting 27 July the same year. A month later, it was informed that services to Manchester would be discontinued starting August 2014 , just after three months of operations. That month, the Indian market is expected to be served for the first time with flights to Hyderabad, followed by Calicut in September 2014 . Manchester was removed from the carrier's list of destinations in early August 2014 .
In March 2014 Flynas incorporated the first of three Airbus A330s the carrier would lease from Portugal's Hi Fly. These aircraft, two –200s and a –300, would be used to start long-haul services. As of August 2014[update], the Flynas fleet consists of the following aircraft:,
|Airbus A320-200||24||20||8||168||180||One aircraft stored in China|
|Airbus A330-200||1||—||12||323||335||On lease from Hi Fly|
|Airbus A330-300||2||—||?||On lease from Hi Fly|
|Boeing 767-300ER||2||—||?||On lease from EuroAtlantic Airways|
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