Jazeera to take delivery of new Airbus A320
Kuwait, May 26, 2013
Jazeera Airways Group will be taking delivery of its brand new Airbus A320 aircraft early next month besides two other aircraft which are scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter and in 2014.
This will bring the Jazeera's Airbus 320 fleet strength to 13, said a statement from the Kuwait-based airline.
The company has already taken delivery of 12 Airbus A320s from the manufacturer’s A320 facility in Toulouse, France since 2005 out of an order of 15 aircraft of the same type. The company’s remaining two aircraft are scheduled for delivery in Q4 of 2013 and 2014.
The Airbus A320 is the world’s best-selling aircraft. There are over 5,500 A320 aircraft in operation by airlines across the world and over 3,900 aircraft scheduled for delivery over the coming years.
The A320 single-aisle jetliner family is the world’s most eco-efficient single-aisle product line. It is used in a full range of services from very short-haul airline routes to intercontinental segments, said the statement.
Jazeera is a Kuwait Stock Exchange-listed company with a fleet of 12 fully-owned Airbus A320s, distributed between its airline business, Jazeera Airways (six aircraft), and its fully-owned leasing-arm Sahaab Aircraft Leasing (six aircraft).
Sahaab has assets placed with Virgin America, SriLankan Airlines, Nasair and Jazeera Airways.
Jazeera operates its six fully-owned Airbus A320s with a two-class cabin comprising a Business Class and an Economy Class. Business Class travelers get both an upgraded experience and exclusivity, starting with exclusive check-in lines, business lounge access, up to 60 kilograms in free baggage allowance, and an exclusive on-board cabin.
The airline’s Economy Class offers travelers free baggage allowance of 40 kilograms and free on-board meals with a changing menu every month.
Jazeera is based in Kuwait and serves 19 popular destinations in the Middle East from Kuwait comprising high-demand business, leisure, family, and weekend destinations such as Dubai, Bahrain, Beirut, Alexandria, Amman, Istanbul, Sharm El Sheikh, Assiut, Luxor, Mashhad, Sohag, Jeddah, Riyadh, Cairo and Al Najaf.
Jazeera is an IATA-member airline and operates one of the youngest Airbus A320 fleets in the Middle East.-TradeArabia News Service