Dubai, May 6, 2014 – Wego, the leading travel metasearch site in the Middle East and Asia Pacific, announced today their partnership with flynas, Saudi Arabia’s leading low cost carrier.
Speaking from the region’s premiere travel industry event at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, Chief Flights Officer, Dean Wicks shared the news which he said ‘reinforced Wego’s continuing strength and growth in the Middle East’.
“We are so thrilled to partner with flynas and welcome them into them into Wego’s continuously expanding inventory,” commented Wicks. “flynas reflects this region’s accelerating development and versatility in aviation.”
flynas, (formerly nasair) is a leading low-cost carrier with added value (Low Cost Carrier Plus) from Saudi Arabia with a young fleet of 27 aircraft, operating nearly 950 weekly flights on 26 destinations within and outside of Saudi Arabia.
“We are very excited to work with Wego,” said Sandra Fletcher, Director E-Commerce, flynas. “Metasearch and online travel bookings have been embraced by travellers in the Middle East region, this move will help us dramatically widen our distribution globally complementing our recently launched routes to the UK, Morocco, Malaysia, Indonesia and Pakistan.”
“Middle Eastern travellers have shown a great confidence in Wego, appreciating the ease in which we facilitate travel planning,” said Wicks. “Incorporating yet another well known regional airline into Wego’s inventory solidifies our position as a truly localised global brand.”
Visitor flows from the Middle East and Africa will grow at an annual rate of 11.9 percent over the next ten years, a few points above the 8.4 percent growth registered over the previous ten-year period, according to a report from Amadeus. The same report cites the Middle East as ‘winning the race’ in the competition for long-haul transfer passenger traffic.
Wego’s iOS travel search app, which launched just over a month ago, is now ranked as the top free travel app in Saudi Arabia by Apple’s app store.
“Our investment in offering the world’s first travel search app in Arabic, with right-to-left language support, has been a resounding success. We are also the first travel metasearch site to feature flynas as an airline partner in Arabic,” added Wicks.
The app is available in 20 languages globally, in both iOS and android. Wego’s, as the first comprehensive and fully Arabised travel metasearch site launched in the Middle East in 2012, is available at www.wego.ae.
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