Kuwait low-cost carrier (LCC) Jazeera Airways will start flying from London Gatwick Airport to Kuwait on 27 October this year, utilising a new Airbus A320neo aircraft with daily flights.
This will be the first new service from the UK to Kuwait in 55 years. In addition to serving Kuwait the flights will provide onward connectivity to Dubai, Bahrain and Doha in the Arabian Gulf and also to New Delhi in India.
Jazeera Airways chairman, Marwan Boodai said: “Jazeera Airways has been building a great reputation in the Middle East in the low cost airline sector, offering a strong alternative to the legacy airlines.
“We look forward to serving the UK market, and extending consumer choice to Kuwait and the Gulf, with our value proposition. This is a first for an LCC in the Middle East to fly long-haul, using the A320neo aircraft.”
Gatwick’s head of airline relations, Stephen King added: “This important new route to Kuwait City further strengthens Gatwick’s network of connections to the Middle East. It provides exciting new opportunities for Britain to do business with a country at the forefront of the oil, financial services and technology industries.
“It’s fantastic news that Jazeera Airways has joined Gatwick’s extensive roster of long-haul airlines and we’re really looking forward to welcoming them to the airport in October.”