Kuwait's Jazeera Airways, the country's first private airline, flew its first flight Sunday to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The low-fare airline will...
KUWAIT CITY — Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways, the country’s first private airline, flew its first flight Sunday to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
The low-fare airline will also fly to Beirut, Lebanon; Bahrain; Damascus, Syria; and Amman, Jordan. It plans to expand its destinations to Egypt and India.
Jazeera has taken delivery of one Airbus A320, and it expects to have three more by June.
Jazeera Airways was established as a shareholding company last year with capital of $34 million. Company Chairman Marwan Boodai said the airline was launched after 18 months of preparation.
Most Read Stories
- What you need to know about Inauguration Day protests, events in Seattle
- Christopher Monfort, killer of Seattle police officer, found dead in prison cell
- 50,000 expected to attend Seattle women’s march day after Trump inauguration WATCH
- Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos sold out for UW speech; WSU event canceled due to weather
- Why are home prices so high? Seattle has 2nd-lowest rate of homes for sale in U.S.
“We are starting operations on schedule with some flights booked at 80 percent capacity,” Boodai said.
Kuwait Airways is government-owned, but there are plans to privatize it.