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Jazeera Airways launches flights from London Gatwick to Kuwait

Jazeera Airways, Kuwait’s leading low-cost airline, operating regionally and internationally, today announced it will start flying to Kuwait on October 27th, 2019, utilising new A320neo aircraft with daily flights.

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This will be the first new service from the UK to Kuwait in 55 years. In addition to serving Kuwait the flights will provide onward connectivity to Dubai, Bahrain and Doha in the Arabian Gulf and also to New Delhi in India. The Jazeera owned and operated Terminal 5 at Kuwait Airport offers an excellent transit experience.

Speaking of the milestone launch, Jazeera Airways Chairman, Marwan Boodai, said: “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.”

Commenting on the new service between Kuwait and London, His Excellency Michael Davenport MBE, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the State of Kuwait, said: “I am delighted to see Jazeera Airways launching this new service between Kuwait and London Gatwick, made possible by the new Air Services Agreement signed last year. It is really encouraging, as we mark the 120th Anniversary of the Kuwaiti-British Treaty of Friendship, to see more Kuwaitis visiting Britain and studying at British universities than ever before.”

Stephen King, Gatwick’s Head of Airline Relations, added:

“This important new route to Kuwait City further strengthens Gatwick’s network of connections to the Middle East. It provides exciting new opportunities for Britain to do business with a country at the forefront of the oil, financial services and technology industries. It’s fantastic news that Jazeera Airways has joined Gatwick’s extensive roster of long-haul airlines and we’re really looking forward to welcoming them to the airport in October.”

Jazeera Airways will serve London with a cabin configuration in three classes: Business Class, a new Premium Economy Class and Economy Class. The Business Class offers passengers a 33-inch seat pitch, priority boarding and a complementary inflight meal. The Premium Economy Class offers passengers a 31-inch seat pitch with complimentary meal, while Economy Class offers a 29/30-inch seat pitch. Prices will start from £370 return in Economy, £800 in Premium Economy and £1050 in Business Class.

Kuwait-London flight schedule (local times):

Flight Day From To Depart Arrive
J9-001 1…… KWI LGW 08:40 12:45
J9-002 1…… LGW KWI 13:55 23:15
J9-001 .23…. KWI LGW 08:40 12:45
J9-002 .23…. LGW KWI 13:45 23:05
J9-001 …4… KWI LGW 08:35 12:40
J9-002 …4… LGW KWI 13:45 23:05
J9-001 ….5.. KWI LGW 07:40 11:45
J9-002 ….5.. LGW KWI 14:00 23:20
J9-001 …..6. KWI LGW 11:00 15:05
J9-002 …..6. LGW KWI 16:40 02:00*
J9-001 ……7 KWI LGW 06:45 10:50
J9-002 ……7 LGW KWI 12:35 21:55

*next day arrival

Bookings for the Kuwait-London flights are available at jazeeraairways.com, via the Jazeera App or through travel agents.

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EasyJet launch face masks for children flying this summer as airline prepare to restart flights from Gatwick

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New comic book style ‘Lion’ and ‘Pilot’ face mask covers will be made available for free to children flying with easyJet this Summer

A limited edition run of the mask covers will be available on selected routes over the summer

Initiative follows an announcement by easyJet that a small number of flights will restart from 15 June with more to be restored by July

The airline is introducing a range of new measures to help ensure safety and wellbeing including the requirement for customers and crew to wear masks and enhanced aircraft cleaning and disinfection. 

 Irish artist Will Sliney, best known for his work on Marvel comics Spider-Man and Star Wars, has teamed up with easyJet to launch a new range of new comic book inspired face mask covers for young flyers.

The campaign follows an announcement by Europe’s leading airline that a small number of  flights will restart from 15 June with new health and safety measures in place including for all passengers, including children over six, to wear their own protective face masks whilst onboard at all times. The new comic book face mask covers have been designed to help ease the experience for both kids and parents.

Two character themed ‘Lion’ and ‘Pilot’ masks will be made available for free to children flying with easyJet from airports across Europe this summer.

The face mask covers don’t replace the need for a mask to be worn but have been designed as a covering to be worn over the top of a younger traveller’s own face mask. They can be taken home to keep and are washable for re-use.

Thousands of face mask covers are being produced as part of a limited edition run and will be available on selected routes across Europe.

Captain David Morgan, easyJet’s Director of Flight Operations commented:

“We have teamed up with a comic illustrator to create some bespoke children face masks covers as we know the airport environment could feel different and possibly daunting for younger travellers when flying initially resumes. So we hope these face mask covers help children enjoy flying with us over the summer and this makes things a little easier for parents too.”

“The safety and wellbeing of our customers and crew remains our highest priority which is why, as well as requiring customers and crew to wear masks, we are implementing a number of measures enhancing safety at each part of the journey from aircraft disinfection to initially serving no food onboard. These measures will remain in place for as long as is needed to ensure customers and crew are able to fly safely as the world continues to recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We look forward to welcoming our customers back onboard in June.”

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