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KlasJet to operate business jets in Saudi Arabia

KlasJet is continuing its expansion into the Middle East region as KlasJet Boeing 737 has recently obtained the approval from the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in Saudi Arabia to operate Domestic and International flights. With the Middle East being one of the fastest-growing business aviation markets in the world, KlasJet has identified a potential niche. Recently the company began to operate a luxurious Boeing 737 featuring 68 business-class seats from a base in Dubai. To cater to the growing demand for exclusive private and corporate air travel in the area, now KlasJet is adding another aircraft that will be based in Saudi Arabia. The aircraft will be operated by Horizon Aviation on an ACMI basis. Justinas Bulka, CEO at KlasJet, emphasizes the importance of this new chapter for the company: “One of our main long-term strategic goals at KlasJet is to cater to a variety of regions worldwide. Being able to provide services in two countries in the Middle East region will make us even more attractive to possible future partners. We are confident in delivering an all-encompassing experience that surpasses our clients’ expectations, while paying attention to even the smallest details, both inside and outside the private jet. Everyone choosing KlasJet is getting a personalized and exceptional travel experience.” Currently, KlasJet operates a 14-aircraft fleet consisting of 5 Classic Boeing 737 and 1 BBJ Boeing 737 with capacities ranging from 23 to 68 seats, and 8 Boeing 737-800 NG with a capacity of 186 or 189 passengers for ACMI leasing. KlasJet is part of the Avia Solutions Group family, the world’s largest ACMI providers (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance), operating a fleet of 212 aircraft. The group …

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GACA issues December classification for air transport service providers, airports

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) issued an index to classify air transport service providers and airports based on the number of complaints filed by travelers to the authority during December 2023. The total complaints lodged by passengers to GACA during December amounted to 1,308. Flynas recorded the least complaints at 42 per 100,000 passengers, with a closure rate of 100%. Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) ranked second, with 61 complaints and a closure rate of 99%. Meanwhile, Flyadeal came third with 65 complaints per 100,000 passengers, recording a closure rate of 96%. The most frequent complaints for December were about luggage, flight delays, and tickets, respectively. In December 2023, Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport recorded the lowest complaints, with five complaints for every 100,000 passengers, or 1%, among international airports that receive more than six million passengers annually. The airport had a closure rate of 100%. Abha International Airport came with the lowest complaints for every 100,000 passengers with six complaints, or 2%, among international airports that receive less than six million passengers annually, with a closure rate of 100%. Locally, Najran Domestic Airport recorded the lowest complaints for every 100,000 passengers with two complaints, at a closure rate of 100%.

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Flynas announces the launch of two weekly flights between Dammam and Al Qaisumah

flynas announced launching two direct weekly flights between Dammam and Al Qaisumah every Sunday and Wednesday as of 19 April. Currently, flynas connects more than 70 domestic and international destinations and targets to more than double the number through its strategic plan that comes in line with the objectives of the civil aviation strategy to reach 330 million passengers and increase the number of international destinations linked to the Kingdom to more than 250 destinations by 2030. In 2022, the company posted record growth in performance and operation compared to 2021, with an increase of 91% in the number of passengers to 8.7 million passengers, while the number of flights reached 66 thousand flights, an increase of 45%. Seat capacity grew by 46%. Moreover, more than 16 new destinations and 30 routes were launched in 2022.

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