Jazeera Airways received brand new Airbus A320
Jazeera Airways Group today announced it has received a brand new Airbus A320 aircraft from the manufacturer’s A320 facility in Hamburg, Germany. The company has taken delivery of 12 Airbus A320s since 2005 out of an order of 15 aircraft of the same type. The company’s remaining three aircraft on order are scheduled for delivery in 2013 and 2014.
Jazeera Airways Group Chairman Marwan Boodai said, “We are excited about receiving our 12th aircraft. This is indeed a milestone for the company, as we continue to pursue our gradual growth strategy in line with market demand.”
The Airbus A320 is the world’s best-selling aircraft. There are over 5,000 A320 aircraft in operation by airlines across the world and over 3,000 aircraft scheduled for delivery over the coming years.
Established in 2005, Jazeera Airways Group is a Kuwait Stock Exchange-listed company. The company’s current fleet of 12 Airbus A320s is equally distributed between its airline business, Jazeera Airways, and its fully-owned leasing business, Sahaab Aircraft Leasing.
Sahaab Aircraft Leasing has assets placed with Virgin America, SriLankan Airlines, and Jazeera Airways.
Jazeera Airways operates a two-class cabin comprising a business class and an economy class. Jazeera Airways’ Business Class offering includes a separate cabin for passengers, exclusive check-in counters, business lounge access at airports, in-flight à la carte’ menu, and 60 kilograms in free baggage allowance.
The airline’s economy class offers travelers free baggage allowance of 40 kilograms, free on-board monthly meals, and year-round value fares.
In 2011 the airline carried 1.2 million passengers in total across its network that includes high-demand business, leisure, family, and weekend destinations such as Dubai, Bahrain, Beirut, Alexandria, Amman, Damascus, Istanbul, Sharm El Sheikh, Assiut, Aleppo, Deir Ezzor, Luxor, Mashhad, Sohag, Jeddah, Riyadh and Cairo.
Jazeera Airways is an IATA-member airline and operates one of the youngest Airbus A320 fleets across the Middle East and North Africa.