Jazeera launches 4 new routes
Dubai, May 5, 2009
Jazeera Airways launched today at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai four new routes from Kuwait and Bahrain.
It has also introduced higher frequencies from Dubai and other points in the airline’s network as it continues to grow its network and fleet.
Jazeera Airways also announced it will take delivery of two new Airbus A320s in the summer of this year, bringing its total fleet to 10 aircraft.
The routes launched today commence from June 1 and include non-stop flights from Kuwait to Delhi, Mumbai, Sana’a, and non-stop flights between Bahrain and Sana’a, the first non-stop service between the two cities.
The airline also announced that the non-stop flights between Dubai and Kuwait will increase from the current four times a day to six times a day, bringing more choice and flexibility to business travelers.
Frequencies from Dubai to Bahrain will increase as well from two to three flights per day. However, new regulatory restrictions mean that existing services between Dubai and Delhi, Mumbai, Sana and Salalah, will operate with an intermediate stop in Kuwait from June 1.
The regulatory changes also mean that services to Kochi (Cochin) and Khartoum will no longer be available to customers starting from June 1.
Jazeera Airways CEO Andrew Cowen said: “Despite the financial crisis, Jazeera Airways is focused on growing its network and continuing to provide new routes in the region and lower fares. These new routes and increased frequencies follow an increase in demand for lower fares by both leisure and business travelers. The Dubai Kuwait route is great example for this increase in demand for lower fares as businesses now seek to lower their travel expenses without lowering their quality and on-time performance expectations. They have turned to Jazeera Airways for both.”
The new routes follow a recently opened series of full service retail outlets in Kuwait, Dubai, Bahrain, Doha and Lebanon, with more to follow at Jazeera’s other key destinations.
Jazeera Airways also announced four fare structures that bring both low fares and flexibility to Jazeera Airways business and leisure customers.
Jazeera Plus fare: Offers customers flight flexibility, additional baggage allowance, lounge access and a range of in-flight amenities; Freedom fare: Allows for flexible, time-friendly travel, and flight changes permitted up to three hours prior to departure; Jazeera Light fare: Lower fare while still offering ticket changes up to three hours prior to departure for a fee and the fare difference; Jazeera Easy fare: Lowest fare available, for customers with a set plan and looking to take advantage of the lowest available fares in the Middle East. -TradeArabia News Service