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Jazeera Airways launches service to Kochi

V. Sajeev Kumar Kochi | Updated on January 24, 2018 Published on January 24, 2018

Jazeera Airways, Kuwait’s leading low-cost airline, has included Kochi as its third Indian destination by launching four weekly flights. The company recently introduced services to Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. The flights operate four days a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, departing at 8:55 pm from Kochi and arriving at 12:10 am in Kuwait. On the return leg, the flight departs from Kuwait at 12:45 pm, reaching Kochi at 8:10 pm.

The company is looking at additional destinations in the Indian market and a service to Mumbai is planned, for which discussions are ongoing with airport authorities, Andrew Ward, Vice-President (Marketing & Customer Experience), told presspersons here on Wednesday.

Answering a question, he said the opportunities in leisure tourism in this region are strong and the airline intends to work with Kerala Tourism in promoting destinations as well as medical tourism initiatives. Kochi, he said, is a popular destination for tourism and medical visits and the company sees these as growing segments out of the Kuwait market. In addition, the airline will offer a welcome choice to VFR (Visiting Friends and Relatives) travellers looking to connect with their families in Kerala and Kuwait.

Flying to over 20 destinations across West Asia, Europe and India, Jazeera Airways operates a fleet of eight Airbus A320 aircraft currently. Customers can enjoy a baggage allowance of 30 kg on economy class and 50 kg per business class passengers.

The company has also developed religious traffic in a big way, connecting Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran and Amman in Jordan.

Published on January 24, 2018
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