Jazeera Airways Takes Delivery of a New Airbus A320 Aircraft
Saturday, 01 June 2013
Kuwait, Jazeera Airways Group today took delivery of a brand new Airbus A320 aircraft, bringing the total number of its fleet to 13 aircraft. The new aircraft is scheduled to arrive to Kuwait today afternoon and placed in operation after it left the manufacturer’s A320 facility in Toulouse, France this morning.  

The new aircraft is part of the airline’s growth strategy to operate new and modern aircraft, and to take on new aircraft deliveries until 2014 in parallel with Kuwait’s overall market growth. 

Marwan Boodai, Jazeera Airways' group chairman said, “Kuwait has been witnessing gradual growth over the last few years driven by a continued increase in consumer confidence and spending on the one hand, an increase government spending on the other hand.”

“Every aircraft we inaugurate passes through a diligent nine-month review process by our team, our partners, and an independent inspector whom we hire. This process covers securing the best deals, aircraft customization, standards review, and quality checks for over one thousand components, all that are validated by our team, our partners, and our independent inspectors.  Every successful aircraft delivery is the result of great efforts by the Jazeera Airways team and our partners.”

The newly delivered aircraft will be placed in operation in the passenger airline business Jazeera Airways. 

To date, the company took delivery of 13 Airbus A320s since 2005 out of its order of 15 aircraft of the same type. The company’s remaining two aircraft from its current order are scheduled for delivery in April of 2013 and 2014.

 There are over 5,500 Airbus A320 aircraft in operation by airlines across the world, and over 3,900 aircraft scheduled for delivery over the coming years.

Jazeera Airways Group is a Kuwait Stock Exchange-listed company with a fleet of 13 fully-owned Airbus A320s, distributed between its airline business, Jazeera Airways (seven aircraft), and its fully-owned leasing-arm Sahaab Aircraft Leasing (six aircraft).  Sahaab has assets placed with Virgin America, SriLankan Airlines, Nasair and Jazeera Airways.

Jazeera Airways operates its seven fully-owned Airbus A320s with a two-class cabin comprising a Business Class and an Economy Class.  Business Class travelers get both an upgraded experience and exclusivity, starting with exclusive check-in lines, business lounge access, up to 60 kilograms in free baggage allowance, and an exclusive on-board cabin.  The airline’s Economy Class offers travelers free baggage allowance of 40 kilograms and free on-board meals with a changing menu every month.

Jazeera Airways is based in Kuwait and serves 19 popular destinations in the Middle East from Kuwait comprising high-demand business, leisure, family, and weekend destinations such as Dubai, Bahrain, Beirut, Alexandria, Amman, Istanbul, Sharm El Sheikh, Assiut, Luxor, Mashhad, Sohag, Jeddah, Riyadh, Cairo and Al Najaf.