Kuwait’s leading low-cost carrier serves eight Indian cities within its network of 55+ destinations
Kuwait’s leading low-cost airline, Jazeera Airways, recently marked five years of successful operations in India. Starting with Hyderabad in October 2017, the airline has spread its wings to cover eight major cities in India, including Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram.
With a wide range of destinations, Jazeera Airways aims to offer the large Indian expat community in Kuwait easy connectivity at a reasonable price.
Romana Parvi, Regional Manager – South Asia for Jazeera Airways, explained, “India is one of our top destinations for both outbound and inbound traffic. We are continuously reviewing expansion opportunities in the Indian market and will continue to meet these demands.”
In the last year, the airline grew pan-Indian coverage with new routes to Bengaluru and Thiruvananthapuram with two flights each weekly.
Parvi highlighted, “Despite the business challenges we faced in the last few years, we have continued to stay focused on our growth and anticipate a bright future ahead.”
Operating a network of over 55 destinations across the Middle East, Central & South Asia, North Africa and Europe, the fast-growing airline currently offers 30 direct services to Kuwait and beyond from India. This makes it an ideal hub for passengers from India to the Middle East and other international connecting destinations. The airline also flies to Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal.
Founded in 2004, Jazeera Airways commenced flight operations in 2005. In 2017, the airline served 17 destinations with a fleet of seven aircraft. In 2018, became the first airline in the Middle East to introduce the A320neo into its fleet. Today, Jazeera Airways boasts a fleet of 19 aircraft, with eight A320s and 11 A320neos. Another 18 A320neos and eight A321neos have been ordered and will join the fleet from 2026.
Jazeera’s firsts include becoming the first Kuwaiti airline and the first LCC in the region to launch a climate compensation initiative. The airline introduced the CHOOOSE™ technology, which customers to offset their carbon emissions by supporting a set of CO2-reducing climate solutions, consisting of a portfolio of renewable energy and community-based projects. Integrated into Jazeera’s booking process, customers can choose to offset their carbon emissions. The system then automatically calculates a flight’s carbon footprint, providing passengers with the estimated CO2 emissions for their trip. Passengers have the option to compensate for their travel footprint by contributing to climate projects. If selected, the contribution gets added to the final payment.
This falls in place with the airline’s efforts to reduce its environmental impact, which also includes investing in the A320neo aircraft that help cut CO2 emissions by 50 per cent, with 50 per cent engine noise reduction and 18 per cent greater fuel efficiency. These initiatives support United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) while improving ecological values and benefitting communities around the world affected by climate change.