Low-cost carrier Jazeera Airways is to launch direct flights between Kuwait and London Heathrow next week.
The route will begin as a weekly Friday service on June 18, with the carrier planning to increase frequency “as travel restrictions ease”. The airline notes that:
“Currently, only fully vaccinated Kuwaitis can travel into and out of Kuwait. A widening of entry permissions to Kuwait, to include all UK originating passengers who have been fully vaccinated, is under consideration.”
Flight J9005 will depart Kuwait at 0940, landing into Heathrow at 1415, with the return leg J9006 leaving London at 1515 and arriving back into Kuwait at 2330.
The route will be served with A320 neo aircraft, with return economy class fares starting from £802. More information on the carrier’s revamped fare structure can be seen here.
In October 2019 Jazeera Airways launched flights to London Gatwick airport, but these have been suspended since the onset of Covid-19.
Jazeera will join British Airways and Kuwait Airways on the Kuwait International-London Heathrow route.
Commenting on the news Jazeera Airways’ CEO Rohit Ramachandran, said:
“Our new service to Heathrow Airport enables Jazeera Airways to cater to popular demand for flights to and from London, including demand from business travellers, Kuwaiti students and the large segment of accustomed tourists who we believe are more than eager to return to London this summer, many of whom own homes in the area.”
“As the vaccinations against the Covid-19 virus roll out in Kuwait and across the world, countries are opening their borders for a gradual return of summer traffic. Jazeera Airways’ pilots and cabin crew have already been fully vaccinated, and we continue to mandate strict safety measures in all our facilities. Our customers can rest assured that they will be travelling safely to and from London with us.”
To read our interview with Ramachandran (published in September 2019), see: