Subscribe Free
in Route Planning & Tourism

Jazeera Airways takes off to London Gatwick

Posted 28 October 2019 · Add Comment

Jazeera Airways yesterday took off in its first flight “J9 1” to London with its newest A320neo aircraft, becoming the first Low-Cost Carrier in the Middle East to fly to the United Kingdom. The flight also marks the first new service to the UK from Kuwait in 55 years.

 

Jazeera Airways flights land at London Gatwick Airport South Terminal where access to the Gatwick Express train connects passengers directly to central London.

Michael Davenport MBE, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the State of Kuwait, said: “We are proud of this new service made possible by the new Air Services Agreement signed last year between Britain and Kuwait. The launch coincides with our celebration to mark 120th anniversary of the Kuwaiti-British Treaty of Friendship.

"Britain and Kuwait are long-lasting partners, allies and friends, as we continue to broaden and deepen our relations in areas such as energy, education, healthcare and security. Trade and investment between our two countries are flourishing. The private sector in both countries have a big role to play in supporting these growing relations. 

"More Kuwaitis are studying at British universities than ever before. More than 6,000 at the last count. Many of them receive visits from their friends and families in Kuwait. Britain is the most popular travel destination for residents of Kuwait. Britain, with its 28 UNESCO World Heritage sites and eight dedicated heritage cities, as well as 10 national parks, offers a vast array of places to explore. For many Kuwaitis, Britain’s cities are a second home – not only London, but Manchester, Cardiff, Milton Keynes, and Glasgow. Last year, we welcomed over 150,000 Kuwaiti in Britain. Attracted by Britain’s world-class luxury shopping, stunning countryside, unique cities and a vibrant calendar of cultural festivals and sporting events – not just premier league.

"The UK is also a founding nation of the Airbus consortium and one of the company’s four home markets. I am therefore honoured to welcome here this morning my French and German colleagues. Building on a proud 100-year British aviation heritage, every wing on Airbus commercial aircraft is designed and manufactured in the UK. 

"I congratulate Jazeera Airways on this landmark flight to London and welcome all passengers from Kuwait to Britain on board its new A320neo aircraft.”

Yousef Sulaiman Al Fouzan, director general of Kuwait’s Directorate General for Civil said: “We are pleased to take part of the launch of the first Jazeera Airways flight to UK. We believe in the role of the private sector in supporting the aviation sector. Flights to London is the first of six other destinations planned by Jazeera Airways, and support the DGCA’s vision to increase air traffic to and from Kuwait International Airport. We wish more success to Kuwaiti airlines as the DGCA continues to provide its support to lift the position of the State of Kuwait in the aviation industry under the leadership of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, his Crown Prince and the Government.”

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Bell presents Turkish National Police with award

Bell Textron has announced the Turkish National Police were presented an award for “Outstanding Operational Readiness.” The force operates 14 Bell 429s for its safety and security missions. The fleet’s operational readiness is above

IATA and UNOCT sign MoU for countering terrorist travel programme

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and The United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) have signed MoU to strengthen cooperation with the United Nations Countering Terrorist Travel Programme (CT Travel

Defence battles on

Military aviation in the MENA area has not been entirely unaffected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Rolls-Royce tests tech set to power world's fastest all-electric plane

Rolls-Royce has completed testing of the ground-breaking technology that will power the world’s fastest all-electric plane.

Emirates to resume flights to Jo'burg, Cape Town, Durban, Harare and Mauritius

Emirates today announced it will resume flights to Johannesburg (1st October), Cape Town (1st October), Durban (4th October) in South Africa; Harare in Zimbabwe (1st October) and Mauritius (3rd October).

Dassault Aviation supports the Lebanese NGO Nawraj

To help Lebanon after the tragic explosion of August 4th, 2020 in the port of Beirut, and in response to the call for mobilisation launched by the President of the French Republic, Dassault Aviation has decided to sign an agreement to

AMAC Aerospace SK
See us at
Aviation MENA 2021Manama Air Power Symposium 2020Saudi International Airshow 2021Global Aerospace Summit 2020MEBAA Show 2021 BTWorld Defence Show 2022