Jazeera Airways flies to Tehran

Jazeera Airways, the Middle East’s first private scheduled airline announced it will begin direct flights to Tehran starting March 26, 2007. Jazeera Airways will fly direct 3 times a week from Kuwait to Tehran, operating brand new Airbus A320s all fitted with leather seats.

‘Tehran is the twentieth destination since we launched our first flight 15 months ago. We are as excited about our expansion as we are about adding our second destination in Iran,’ said Chairman and CEO, Marwan Boodai.

‘Tehran continues to add variant options for our leisure and business travelers can experience the world’s fifth longest ski slope, one of the oldest and fascinating cultures and diverse entertainment that Tehran has to offer. Iranian expatriates in Kuwait can now look forward to flying to their home country with competitive fares and great on-time performance. Our on-time performance for 2006 was 93%.’

Fares to and from Tehran start at KD 11 with flights operating on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Situated in south-west Asia, Tehran is known for its magnificent Alborz mountain range, boasting breathtaking skiing slopes including Dizin, Ab Ali and Shemshack. With four distinct seasons the city offers old world charm from the Easter Market Bazaar and historic Golestan Palace to a bustling picturesque city filled with quaint markets and boutiques, lakes and a passion for outdoor adventure sports.


The airline’s website jazeeraairways.com now offers an enhanced online travel solution where travellers can book, pay and reserve their seats online and even change their booking right up to three hours before flight. Travelers can alternatively book their tickets through the customer support call centres in their cities or through their chosen travel agents.

Launched in October 2005, Jazeera Airways serves 19 of the most popular destinations for both business and leisure in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Indian Subcontinent.

Jazeera Airways is a Kuwait Public Shareholding Company established in 2004 (operated in 2005) with a capital of KD 10 million raised through one of the most successful IPOs in Kuwait’s history, making it the only privately owned airline in the Middle East. Based on a low fare business model that maximizes across-the-board efficiency in operations, Jazeera Airways enables travelers to fly without a ticket and book through the web, giving travelers more independence, spontaneity, and fares up to 50% lesser than the market.

Jazeera Airways, which took its first flight on October 30, 2005, operates a fleet of new Airbus A320 aircraft from hubs Kuwait and Dubai. The airline serves some of the most popular destinations for both business and leisure in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Indian Subcontinent, including Dubai, Beirut, Bahrain, Damascus, Aleppo, Amman, Alexandria, Luxor, Mumbai, New Delhi, Mashhad, Assiut, Cochin, and Sharm El Sheikh, Salalah, Muscat, Tehran, Larnaca, and Shiraz.

Travelers are able to book via jazeeraairways.com or through travel agents to receive a booking reference number for easy, ticket-free check in.