Jazeera Airways cleared for take-off


Jazeera Airways, the first privately-owned airline in the Middle East, established in Kuwait, announced that it its first flights are open for booking. Passengers can book their ticketless flights to Dubai, Lebanon, Damascus, Amman and Bahrain through the web, by phone, SMS or through travel agents. Future destinations include Egypt, India and South East Asia. The first flight open for booking is on November 16, 2005.

Marwan Boodai, Chairman and CEO of the new national airlines of Kuwait, said: “We are currently taking in bookings for flights on November 16 and beyond.” By investing heavily into a solid IT backbone, Jazeera Airways broke-away from outdated business models and built a new model tasked with raising operational efficiency by incorporating the latest revenue management procedures into the company and installing state-of-the-art technologies to ultimately enable travellers to become more independent in their bookings and payment.
Boodai said: “We are breaking-away from old industry norms by opening new booking and payment channels to give people more control when planning a flight. Travellers can book their ticketless flights to Jazeera Airways destinations through, by dialing 177, through travel agents or by dialing  *177# for SMS booking.
“By recruiting a team of international experts in aviation, our heavy investment in booking and payment technology, fully electronically integrated operations, abandoning old-fashioned ticketing, and operating a fleet of single type aircraft, we are able to operate on a very high operational efficiency enabling us to offer below-market fares throughout the year.” Jazeera Airways will operate brand new Airbus A320 aircraft and maintained on-site and off-site by the world-leading German company Lufthansa-Technik.