Jazeera Airways has inaugurated direct flights to New Delhi and Mumbai starting, following new additions of brand new aircraft to its Airbus A320 fleet in June and July. With flights to the Indian subcontinent the young airline, which recently celebrated its eight-month birthday, has grown from an airline of five destinations to 10 destinations in record time.
Today, Jazeera Airways flies to Dubai, Beirut, Amman, Bahrain, Aleppo, Luxor, Damascus, Alexandria, New Delhi, and Mumbai.
Speaking on the occasion Mr Marwan Boodai, Chairman and CEO of Jazeera Airways, said, “India is strategic market for Jazeera Airways and our expansion to India marks a major milestone in the development of Jazeera Airways. India is identified as one of the world’s fastest growing aviation markets, which offers huge potential for us to offer value for money travel to larger section of Indian travellers.”
“Our airline brings to the table easy 24/7 online booking and payment, online seat reservations, leather seats, and brand new planes offering freedom of travel, independence in planning and above all safety of our passengers,” he added.
Marwan Boodai further commented, ‘Middle east sector is the largest market for India outbound, of the total traffic going ex-India, 34% of passengers travel to this area. Furthermore India’s travel and tourism industry is the third fastest growing globally after China and Montenegro and is currently worth USD 38.8 billion. Finally, only 2% of total India travels by air and there is a middle class comprising of 10% of total population, so one can see that there is a tremendous potential for travel growth. We at Jazeera Airways are extremely positive of this growth and feel that adding supply will not only give more choice to the travelers but will further enhance the growth of this industry.’
With its entry into the market eight months ago, the airline changed the travel sector in Kuwait with its introduction of low-fares, 24-hour online booking and payment (through jazeeraairways.com), seat reservation at the time of booking, and sms booking - making it the fifth airline in the world and the first in the Middle East to introduce this service.