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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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Extinction Rebellion protesters ignore call off of protest at Gatwick

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It was called off around 9:30am but some protesters who had already departed for the airport decided to go ahead with the protest instead.

Just over 20 protesters are currently circulating around the South Terminal arrivals hall handing out leaflets with some also playing music and singing.

A spokesman for Extinction Rebellion was asked about the decision cancel and then to go ahead again.

Referring to the violence seen on protesters on the London Tube he said:

“We had a problem this morning and we had a vote yesterday about whether to go ahead with the activity. The vote was no but then some decided to take the action anyway. It went wrong.”

Gatwick spokesperson said:

“Gatwick is open and operating normally today. We are aware of some peaceful protest activity at the airport and our priority is to make sure that our passengers and staff are able to continue their journeys and do their jobs safely without disruption. We will continue working closely with the police, who aim to facilitate this peaceful protest.

“We are determined to play our part to reach ‎the Government’s target of achieving net zero carbon emissions, however we will also remain focussed on the safe operation of the airport.”

This is a live story and will be updated accordingly.

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