Flynas and Eve Air Mobility have partnered to bring electric vertical take-off and landing flights known as eVTOL to Riyadh and Jeddah by 2026.
The two companies announced that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) had been signed to explore eVTOL flights in both cities to enhance Saudi Arabia’s growing aviation industry and support Vision 2030 sustainability goals.
A Transformative Shift
Aviation is witnessing a transformative shift as Eve Air Mobility joins Flynas, a global leader in low-cost airlines.
On November 28, 2023, an MoU was signed between Eve Air Mobility and Flynas. This MoU sets the stage for an exciting exploration of eVTOL flight operations in the metropolitan cities of Riyadh and Jeddah.
“Our partnership symbolizes a shared vision for sustainable air travel,” stated Eve’s CEO, Johann Bordais. “We’re thrilled to pioneer this journey with Flynas, shaping an efficient and eco-friendly transport landscape in Saudi Arabia.”
This collaboration is more than a technological advancement; it signifies a commitment to sustainable air travel. The partnership aligns with Saudi Arabia’s national goals to offset greenhouse gas emissions by 2060.
Bander Almohanna, CEO and Managing Director of Flynas, commented, “We’re keen to explore sustainable solutions with Eve, a trailblazer in this field. This initiative goes hand-in-hand with our strategy to adopt measures with a sustainable impact on the environment, society, and economy.”
Contribution to Saudi Arabia’s Aviation Industry
The agreement represents a significant contribution to the local aviation industry in Saudi Arabia. It supports the development and sustenance of a future ecosystem for electric flights. This move aligns with the ambitious Vision 2030 sustainability goals and targets in the aviation sector.
Expanding Travel Options
With over 1,500 weekly flights to more than 70 domestic and international destinations, Flynas has been a major player in the air travel industry.
The introduction of eVTOL flights through this partnership provides travelers with another urban transportation option, demonstrating the companies’ commitment to shaping the future of electric aviation and delivering efficient, safe, and sustainable transportation to the region.
Eve Air Mobility
Eve Air Mobility is dedicated to accelerating the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem. With a startup mindset and over 50 years of aerospace expertise from Embraer S.A., Eve adopts a holistic approach to progress the UAM ecosystem.
Eve’s Stock Exchange Listing
Since May 10, 2022, Eve has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Its shares of common stock and public warrants trade under the tickers “EVEX” and “EVEXW.” This listing solidifies Eve’s position in the aviation industry, attracting investors globally.
In 2023, Flynas was ranked by Skytrax as the world’s fourth-best low-cost airline. It has also been awarded the best low-cost airline in the Middle East six times from 2017 to 2023.
It has earned the Middle East’s Leading Low-Cost Airline award from the World Travel Awards for nine consecutive years, further attesting to its industry-leading service.
Setting a Benchmark
This partnership between Eve Air Mobility and Flynas marks a significant step towards sustainable and efficient air travel.
Introducing eVTOL flights in Saudi Arabia by 2026 is a technological advancement and a commitment towards a more sustainable future. As the world shifts towards greener alternatives, this initiative sets a benchmark for others in the industry.