Jazeera Airways (full name: Jazeera Airways K.S.C) is a scheduled airline based at Kuwait International Airport. The airline was founded in 2004 and made history as the first non-government owned airline in the Middle East. Although not owned by the government, Jazeera Airways have worked to establish themselves as one of two national airlines of Kuwait.
The airline commenced flying operations in 2005, bringing with it competitive and new low-cost business models to the Middle East. The airline commenced its operations on a fleet of brand new Airbus A320's.
Jazeera Airways operates scheduled services from the Middle East to over 30 destinations in the region, but also to India and Europe.
Jazeera Airways is the largest carrier serving flights out of Kuwait Airport, having handled a quarter of all aircraft movements year on year. The airline also successfully operated flights for more than 1 million passengers in the first half of 2019.
The airline has been hugely dynamic in popularising low-cost carriers in the Middle East, and won the 'Middle East Low-Cost Airline' by Arabian Aviation magazine in 2017. This is one of the reasons it has featured in our blog about the cheapest and best-value airlines in the world.
The following table summarises the Jazeera Airways fleet as of August 2019. The airline was the first Middle East airline to have deliveries of the Airbus A320neo, which is now used for their Dubai route.
Since 2018, Jazeera Airways have focused on expanding its available routes to more destinations in the region. They now fly from its Kuwait base to destinations in Europe and the Middle East.
|Kuwait City||Kuwait International Airport (KWI)|
|Azerbaijan||Baku||Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD)|
|Bahrain||Manama||Bahrain International Airport (BAH)|
|Egypt||Alexandria||Borg El Arab Airport (HBE)|
|Egypt||Assiut||Assiut Airport (ATZ)|
|Egypt||Cairo||Cairo International Airport (CAI)|
|Egypt||Luxor||Luxor International Airport (LXR)|
|Egypt||Sharm El Sheikh||Sharm El Sheikh International Airport (SSH)|
|Egypt||Sohag||Sohag International Airport (HMB)|
|Georgia||Tbilisi||Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)|
|India||Ahmedabad||Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (AMD)|
|India||Delhi||Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)|
|India||Hyderabad||Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD)|
|India||Kochi||Cochin International Airport (COK)|
|India||Mumbai||Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM)|
|Iran||Mashhad||Mashhad International Airport (MHD)|
|Iraq||Najaf||Al Najaf International Airport (NJF)|
|Jordan||Amman||Queen Alia International Airport (AMM)|
|Lebanon||Beirut||Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY)|
|Nepal||Kathmandu||Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM)|
|Pakistan||Lahore||Allama Iqbal International Airport (LHE)|
|Qatar||Doha||Hamad International Airport (DOH)|
|Saudi Arabia||Jeddah||King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED)|
|Saudi Arabia||Medina||Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport (MED)|
|Saudi Arabia||Riyadh||King Khalid International Airport (RUH)|
|Saudi Arabia||Ta'if||Ta'if Regional Airport (TIF)|
|Turkey||Bodrum||Milas–Bodrum Airport (BJV)|
|Turkey||Istanbul||Istanbul Airport (IST)|
|Turkey||Istanbul||Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW)|
|United Arab Emirates||Dubai||Dubai International Airport (DXB)|
|United Kingdom||London||London Gatwick International Airport (LGW)|
Any item of carry-on baggage must not exceed the dimensions of 55 x 40 x 20cm, regardless of the class you are travelling in.
All carry-on pieces must be declared at the check-in counters and Jazeera Airways' carry-on tags must be attached to every carry-on piece. Infants are not allowed any checked-in or carry on baggage, although passengers travelling with infants are permitted to carry an additional 10kg of hand baggage.
Passengers travelling in economy class are permitted 1 item of carry-on luggage, weighing a maximum of 7kg.
Passengers travelling in business class are permitted 2 items of hand luggage, which must not exceed 15kg for combined total weight.
Regardless of your individual baggage allowance, every item of baggage must not exceed 32kg in weight, and not exceed the combined linear dimensions (L+H+W) of 158cm for each bag.
Passengers with an economy ticket are allowed 30 Kg of checked baggage (40 kg for certain flights according to fare rules). Economy class passengers are permitted a maximum of 2 items of checked baggage.
Passengers with a business ticket are allowed 30 Kg of checked baggage 50 Kg (60 kg for certain flights according to fare rules). Business class passengers are permitted a maximum of 3 items of checked luggage.
Passengers can check-in online for their Jazeera Airways flights from 24 hour hours before flying, up to 1 hour before the flight departure time. Simply head to the Jazeera Airways website to proceed with web check-in. Web Check-in also allows you to check in your luggage in advance, select your seat, meal options(if available) and many more, before you depart for the flight. Check-in and print your boarding pass directly from your computer.
Passengers who have not checked in online must do so at the airport. At Kuwait Airport, this service will open 6 hours before flight departure time, and all other airports this service will commence 3 hours before flying. The check-in desks will close 45 minutes before departure, apart from at Istanbul, Egypt and Dubai Airports which close 1 hour before the flight departure time.
As of March 2019, Jazeera Airways has introduced state-of-the-art self-check-in kiosks at its Terminal 5 (T5) at Kuwait International Airport which can be used to check-in yourself at the airport.
Kuwait International Airport is located in Farwaniyah, Kuwait, 15.5 kilometres south of Kuwait City, spread over an area of 37.7 square kilometres. It serves as a hub for Jazeera Airways and also Kuwait Airways. A portion of the airport complex is designated as Al Mubarak Air Base, which contains the headquarters of the Kuwait Air Force, as well as the Kuwait Air Force Museum.
On most of Jazeera Airways routes, there are only two classes of travel; Economy and Business classes. However, on some select routes, there is a Premium Economy service in addition.
Jazeera Airways’ Economy Class include 30 kilograms in free baggage allowance for every passenger, a selection of onboard meals and snacks available to purchase from the Jazeera Cafe menu (options changing monthly).
Economy Class seating has comfortable leather seats with a seat pitch of 31 inches.
Passengers receive a generous 40kg of checked luggage, with their ticket including complimentary seat selection. Passengers also get complimentary in-flight hot meals, with options that change monthly.
Seats in Premium Economy have additional legroom and a vacant middle seat, meaning you have more personal space during your flight.
Business Class passengers are treated to an exclusive flying experience, which starts at the airport with airport lounge access (dependent on the departure airport), dedicated check-in counters, priority passport control, luggage clearance and boarding and disembarkation.
In addition, passengers in business have a very generous baggage allowance of 50kg total weight.
Whilst onboard, passengers will have an excellent flying service with dedicated business class staff, complimentary seat selection and free meals and drinks on board.
The business class cabin is separated from the rest of the plane, providing a quiet and private space, complete with luxurious and comfortable seating.
There is currently no first-class onboard this airline. For a premium flying experience, why not upgrade to business class?
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Passengers can download the Jazeera Screens app before flying, and connect to the plane WiFI to access films, TV shows and music directly from the app on your own personal device. Passengers have a wide choice of entertainment which includes recent Hollywood films, classic films, Arabic and Bollywood films, TV shows, Kids TV shows and Sports.
Passengers who have not got food included in their fare can purchase items from the menu in advance of flying. Choose from Middle-Eastern delicacies such as Chicken Shawarma, Falafel or international foods such as pasta, curries or omelettes. These items have to be ordered at least 24 hours before flying. All meals onboard are halal.
Passengers can connect to the complimentary in-flight WiFi which also allows passengers to enjoy the in-flight entertainment content via the app.
Jazeera Airways have a frequent flyer program called Jazeerati. This programme entitles members to a complimentary economy class ticket for every 10 flights made within a year.
Jazeera Airways is currently not part of any airline alliances.
Jazeera Airways ask that you request any special services required at least 48 hours before flying
Onboard the aircraft, Jazeera have mobility-friendly facilities such as seats with moveable armrests and handrails in toilets.
Jazeera is happy to arrange wheelchair assistance, and are happy for passengers to use their own personal wheelchair or mobility aid where possible. Please contact the airline directly for more advice or assistance.
Passengers who are hearing or visually impaired will be briefed by staff on the safety briefings and provide the necessary assistance.
Jazeera Airways are happy for expectant mothers to travel with them, as long as they have proof from their doctor that they are fit to fly after 28 weeks of pregnancy. For safety reasons, passengers who are 32 weeks pregnant or more are not allowed to fly. For more information about flying whilst pregnant, check out our advice.
Minors can travel unaccompanied with Jazeera Airways when it has been prearranged and booked. Unaccompanied minors will be accompanied by airport staff through to the boarding pass, where they will board and be looked after by the friendly Jazeera staff. Once landed, the minors will be looked after by the ground crew who will deliver them to the receiving party.
Currently, Jazeera does not allow assistive animals to be transported in either the hold or cabin. Check out our advice on taking special service pets with you on a plane.
6th November 2019
Jazeera Airways announced today that they would be launching direct flights to Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport starting in mid November. This new route will operate 4 times a week from 17th November, from the airline's hub in Kuwait. It is expected that the flight will have a duration of 5 hours 45 minutes.
4th November 2019
The airline today announced its financial results for the first 9 months of the year, with a 90.2% increase in net profit of KD16.1 million. The airline has also seen a growth in passenger numbers, which was up 18.1%.
Furthermore, the company's operating revenue was increased to KD82.8 million which is a 30% increase. The company's operating profit was was also up 90.5%.
These results show Jazeera Airways maintaining its strong financial position whilst continuing to grow and expant whilst adding value to its customer's experience.