- Jazeera Airways
The Boodai Group
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Kuwait International Airport Dubai International Airport
fleet_size=6 (+33 orders)
Jazeera Airways ( _ar. طيران الجزيرة) is a low-fare airline based in
Kuwait. It operates scheduled services to the Middle East, Europeand India. Its main base is Kuwait International Airport, with Dubai International Airportbeing a secondary hub.cite news | title= Directory: World Airlines | work= Flight International| page= 97 | date= 2007-04-03] The airline has grown since its launch to become Kuwait's second national airlineand has been dynamicin popularizing low-cost carriersin the Middle East.
2004the KuwaitGovernment permitted the establishment of non-governmental airline firm, essentially ending Kuwait’s 50-year old dependency on a Kuwait Airways. The 2004 Emiree Decree #89 established Jazeera Airways as first airline to enter this newly liberalized industry. Jazeera Airways raised its capital of KD 10 million (USD 35 million) through an initial public offering in Kuwait that was oversubscribed 12 times.cite web
title=Low-cost Jazeera flies into town
publisher=ITP] The airline is the first privately owned airline in Kuwait and the Middle East, and one of the few airlines in the Middle East built on a low-fares business model.
The airline is owned by the Boodai Group (30%) and public shares (70%). Jazeera Airways started operation on
October 30, 2005with a fleet of brand new Airbus A320aircraft, all leather seats, flying to several destinations in the Middle East.
The Jazeera Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of
October 2008) [http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.php?search=set&airline=JAZ&al_op=1] :
Jazeera Airways has confirmed orders for 10
Airbus A320s, and option orders for 6 additional Airbus A320scite press release | title =Jazeera Airways orders six more Airbus A320s | publisher = Airbus| date =2005-11-20 | url =http://www.airbus.com/en/presscentre/pressreleases/pressreleases_items/05_20_11_JazeeraA320s.html | accessdate =2006-09-29 ] . It had received its five aircraft, which are now in operation, on October 242005, November 7 2005, June 23 2006, July 7 2006and January 30 2007respectively. Fact|date=June 2007
The airline's fleet is powered by brand new CFM56-5B engines. The airline has contracted world leading
LufthansaTechnik to maintain and service them. All Jazeera Airways aircraft are fitted with 165 leather seats, equipped with In-flight Entertainment, and split into two cabins: Jazeera and Jazeera Plus. Fact|date=June 2007
Jazeera Airways ordered 30
Airbus A320s on Monday the 18th of June 2007. This was announced at the Paris Air Showbringing its total orders up to 35 Airbus A320s.
Jazeera Airways' profit for the year 2005/2006 was US$8.7 Million
Jazeera Airways' is tying up with Indian domestic airlines for giving them connections to other airports in India with carriers such as Spice Jet & Indigo for other popular destinations such as Banglore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabar & so on.
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