Turkish Airlines inks five-year deal to service Saudi’s Flynas planes
The technical division of Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) is set to provide maintenance and spare parts to Saudi airline Flynas under a new deal, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on March 1.
Under the five-year deal, THY Technic is set to take care of Flynas’ 28-plane Airbus fleet, said Mehmet Egemen Akdemir, THY Technic representative in Saudi Arabia.
THY Technic head Ahmet Karaman and Flynas CEO Bandar Al-Muhanna inked the deal in the Saudi capital Riyadh.
Muhanna told the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) that Flynas will give first-class service to its customers thanks to the maintenance service they get from Turkish Airlines.
Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Turkish Airlines currently has more than 330 aircraft including passenger and cargo planes, and flies to 300 destinations — 251 international and 49 domestic — worldwide.
Last year it carried 68.6 million passengers with a 79.1 percent seat occupancy rate.
Turkish Airlines was named “Best Airline” in Europe by Skytrax for six years in a row between 2011 and 2016, and was chosen as the “Best Airline in Southern Europe” for the ninth consecutive time in 2017.