Jazeera Airways to launch Kuwait-Gatwick Route

Jazeera Airways announced this morning via Twitter that they will be launching flights from its home base in Kuwait City to London Gatwick Airport. The route will start at the beginning of the winter 2019/2020 season.

Despite being a low cost carrier, the airline will have Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins on board the Airbus A320neo that will serve the route.  The new route has been given the prestigious 001/002 flight numbers.

Passengers in Business Class will have a somewhat tight 33inch seat pitch, priority boarding, lounge access and a complimentary meal. The airlines’ Business Class cabin is set out in a similar way to most European Business Class cabins – basically an economy seat with the middle seat of three blocked.

Premium Economy passengers will be offered a 31inch seat pitch and a complimentary meal. Economy passngers will have a 29-30inch seat pitch but no meal. All classes include baggage but no alcohol due to Jazeera being a dry airline.

Prices in economy start from £370, which seems a little pricey for what you get. In 2018, I paid around £100 less when I flew with British Airways to Kuwait. That included all my OneWorld Emerald benefits thrown in too.

Who are Jazeera Airways?

Jazeera Airways was founded in 2004. They started operations a year later with a fleet of brand new Airbus A320 aircraft. By 2018, the airline had opened its own dedicated terminal at Kuwait International Airport.

The airline operates a fleet of 9 Airbus A320ceo aircraft and a single A320neo to destinations mostly across the Middle East, but also to Egypt, India, Turkey and Pakistan.

My thoughts

Both British Airways and Kuwait Airways serve the Kuwait-London route. Therefore it’ll be interesting to see how Jazeera gets on. As mentioned upthread, their prices don’t seem overly competitive for what you’re getting.

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