Jazeera Airways has launched its first flight to London, in what it says makes it the first low fare airline in the Middle East to fly to the United Kingdom, as well as marking the first new service to the UK from Kuwait in 55 years.
The Kuwait-based low cost carrier operated its flight with its newest A320neo aircraft, to London Gatwick Airport South Terminal.
“We are proud to mark our expansion in 2019 with flights to London, served with our new A320neo aircraft,” said Jazeera Airways chairman, Marwan Boodai. “London Gatwick will be served with four flights a week and frequency will increase to daily flights in December. We also continue to expand with flights to new underserved or never served destinations from the Middle East, including destinations in Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, KSA, UAE and more. On behalf of our airline, I take this opportunity to thank the DGCA and our partners in Kuwait and abroad for their continued support.”
Flights to and from London will have a business class offering passengers a 33-inch seat pitch, 50 kilograms in baggage allowance, priority boarding and a complimentary inflight hot meal.
Premium Economy Class, exclusively available on the London route, offers 40 kilograms in baggage allowance, additional legroom with a 31-inch seat pitch, a middle seat that is kept free, dedicated check-in counters, priority boarding and a complimentary inflight hot meal.
Meanwhile Economy Class offers a 29-inch seat pitch and a variety of meal options from the Jazeera Café menu.
With its new A320neo aircraft, the airline said it can reach an increased range of destinations, located five to six hours away.
“We are pleased to take part of the launch of the first Jazeera Airways flight to UK. We believe in the role of the private sector in supporting the aviation sector. Flights to London is the first of six other destinations planned by Jazeera Airways, and support the DGCA’s vision to increase air traffic to and from Kuwait International Airport,” Engineer YousefSulaiman Al Fouzan, Director General of Kuwait’s Directorate General for Civil Aviation (DGCA) commented.