Jazeera Airways will launch daily flights between Kuwait and London Gatwick on October 27.

The Kuwaiti low-cost carrier made the announcement on Twitter this morning, with a link to a booking page which has seats available in economy, premium economy and business.

Return flights in economy are available from £370.

Full-service airlines British Airways and Kuwait Airways both fly nonstop from the Gulf country to London Heathrow.

Business Traveller found return flights with both for less than £400.

Business (starting at £1,050) will have a 33-inch seat pitch, priority boarding and a complementary inflight meal, while premium economy (from £800) will have a 31-inch seat pitch plus complimentary meal.

Economy will have a 29/30-inch seat pitch and a 30kg baggage allowance but no meal. The airline does not serve alcohol on board.

The flight time is scheduled for six hours 20 minutes from Gatwick, and seven hours five minutes on the return.

It will be operated by A320neo, airline CEO Rohit Ramachandran said.

According to airfleets.net, Jazeera Airways currently has nine A320-200s and one A320neo.

The schedule from busy Gatwick varies, with flights leaving at 1355 on Mondays, 1345 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1400 on Fridays, 1640 on Saturdays and 1235 on Sundays.

The full schedule is:

Flight Day From To Depart Arrive
J9-001 Monday KWI LGW 08:40 12:45
J9-002 Monday LGW KWI 13:55 23:15
J9-001 Tuesday/Wednesday KWI LGW 08:40 12:45
J9-002 Tuesday/Wednesday LGW KWI 13:45 23:05
J9-001 Thursday KWI LGW 08:35 12:40
J9-002 Thursday LGW KWI 13:45 23:05
J9-001 Friday KWI LGW 07:40 11:45
J9-002 Friday LGW KWI 14:00 23:20
J9-001 Saturday KWI LGW 11:00 15:05
J9-002 Saturday LGW KWI 16:40 02:00*
J9-001 Sunday KWI LGW 06:45 10:50
J9-002 Sunday LGW KWI 12:35 21:55

Jazeera Airways Chairman Marwan Boodai commented:

“Jazeera Airways has been building a great reputation in the Middle East in the low cost airline sector, offering a strong alternative to the legacy airlines.

“We look forward to serving the UK market, and extending consumer choice to Kuwait and the Gulf, with our value proposition. This is a first for an LCC in the Middle East to fly long-haul, using the A320neo aircraft.”

According to the airline it is the first new service from the UK to Kuwait in 55 years.

It highlights that the route will provide onward connectivity to Dubai, Bahrain, Doha and Delhi.

Earlier this year Kuwait Airways announced plans to increase flights to Heathrow by 30 per cent this summer.