12 June, 2018

Jazeera Airways takes first Airbus A320neo

The low-cost carrier from Kuwait, Jazeera Airways, has received the first Airbus A320neo aircraft in the Middle East. The aircraft operated its first scheduled revenue flight yesterday. The airline has two other A320neos on order and they should be delivered before the middle of May 2019. 

"The A320neo introduces new upgrades that enable us to make cost savings while improving performance and increasing the range covered by the single-aisle aircraft," the airlines CEO Rohit Ramachandran told the media on 11th June 2018.

Jazeera Airways started in 2004 and is one of a very few non-government owned airline in the Middle East region and currently carries just over 1.2 million people each year. The rapidly expanding airline already operates to a number of destinations, including, Amman, Baku, Beirut, Cairo, Istanbul and  Riyadh. 

The new Airbus A320neo's will be used to further expand the route network and also expand its existing roster of services. The CFM International LEAP-1A engines power the latest arrival to the fleet, which initially was deployed on the Dubai route. 

Last week the budget airline launched a special Ride & Fly bus service that will operate from 17 dedicated stops across Kuwait to the Jazeera Terminal. .

The Ride & Fly double-decker buses offer a high level of comfort and passengers are checked-in on-board the bus, baggage tagged and collected, which will enable passengers to then proceed to the passport control desks at the Jazeera Terminal.

Jazeera Airways Chief Executive Officer, Rohit Ramachandran, said: “The new Ride & Fly service is another innovation developed by Jazeera Airways to make travel easier for our customers. It is a mobile downtown check-in service which means you just speed through our new Jazeera Terminal when you arrive.”