Jazeera Airways Eyes London Flights.
Jazeera Airways has some ambitious plans for the next few years. The Kuwaiti low-cost carrier will be launching flights to London Gatwick as soon as this autumn. This is according to an official who spoke to AIN, in a report that came out yesterday. This will be the first “low-cost link between the Gulf Cooperation Council and London.”
Jazeera Airways has a fleet size of nine Airbus A320s. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
According to its leadership, the target market for the airline is any destination within five hours flying time from its hub in Kuwait. The airline’s CEO had much to say about route expansion:
“In the last 18 months we’ve launched seven routes into the Indian subcontinent…We are one of the largest airline operators into Egypt, with nonstop flights direct to six cities. And now, with the launch of the London service, Western Europe is also within our reach.”
In terms of “competition” for its new London route, Kuwait Airways and British Airways both fly direct between Kuwait and London (Heathrow) on their 777 and 747 aircraft (respectively).
However, numerous legacy carriers also fly to London via their respective hubs including:
and Turkish Airlines