LAST month Kuwait and Dubai based low fares airline Jazeera held an industry meeting in Kuwait, providing an update on the airline’s current position and unveiling the airline’s strategic plans and vision for the year ahead, under the banner of ‘Freedom Forever 3’.
Chairman Marwan Boodai said, “The strength of the Jazeera Airways network which currently includes 55 routes to 22 destinations; our commitment to tight cost control; and the success of our new Dubai hub as a complement to operations in Kuwait, has meant that we have established a strong platform for growth in coming years.”
He felt the airline had “done exceptionally well in staying on top in the local aviation industry”.
“The sale and leaseback of our existing fleet and our 40 aircraft delivery positions to Sahaab Leasing has meant that our airline is cash rich and free of debt – giving us a very strong position going forward, especially now that oil prices have substantially reduced,” he said.
The airline received four brand new aircraft during the last year from the firm order of 40 Airbus A320s, and launched routes to Istanbul, Doha, Khartoum, Sana’a and Deir Ez Zoor.
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