Saudi Arabia’s low-cost carrier Flynas on Monday announced the launch of five direct flights between Riyadh and New Delhi and two additional flights between the Saudi capital and Hyderabad from July.

Flynas will operate five flights every week from Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport to New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport. The flights will be operated on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, the airline said in a statement.

To cater to the growing demand for direct and more economical flights from Hyderabad to Riyadh, the airlines have also stepped up the frequency of flights between the two cities to four per week.

Flynas currently operates flights between Hyderabad and Riyadh on Friday and Sunday. The new flights between the two cities are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting July 1.

Airbus A320 Neo aircraft with a passenger capacity of 174 will be used for these flights.

The airline said the launch of the new flights and the increase in frequency was aimed at meeting the growing demand among passengers for flights between Saudi Arabia and India.

Flynas commenced its operations in India with the launch of the Riyadh-Hyderabad flight in June last year.

As part of its global expansion strategy, the airline will be introducing new destinations, including flights from different Saudi cities to Vienna, Batumi, Baku, Tbilisi and Athens from June.