At an event held at Kuwait International Airport, Jazeera Airways took delivery of its 10th and 11th Airbus A320neo aircraft, bringing the airline’s fleet to a total of 19 aircraft, a dramatic jump from seven in 2018.
The latest planes delivered were part of an order for 28 Airbus planes that Jazeera had placed in 2021, of which 20 were A320neos and 8 A321neos. The total order value was USD 3.4 billion and Jazeera was the first airline in the Middle East to operate the A320neo aircraft.
“We are very happy to be taking delivery of the first A320neo aircraft as part of Jazeera’s larger orderbook that will effectively double the fleet size to 35 aircraft by the year 2026 in support of our expansion plans, as well as boost our contribution to Kuwait’s travel sector. With the challenges of the past two years behind us, Jazeera has returned with a strong performance, offering customers further choices with new destinations being opened throughout the year. We thank the Directorate General for Civil Aviation, regulatory authorities and partners for supporting Jazeera Airways for over 17 years in providing travelers with a reliable travel service,” says Jazeera Airways chairman Marwan Boodai.
“Jazeera is focusing on expanding its fleet with these latest aircraft from our partner Airbus, offering more environmentally friendly neo models, which provide a range of benefits including 18 pc fuel-saving, quieter engines with 50 pc less CO2 emissions. Our growing fleet will support our expansion plans for Q4 2022 and into 2023 with new destinations and increasing frequencies on existing popular routes. The A320neo has already proven itself to be a great airplane for us and we are pleased to work with Airbus and our leasing partners to make these additions to our fleet,” says CEO Rohit Ramachandran.