Jazeera Airways to fly to Shiraz
Jazeera Airways, the Middle East’s first private scheduled airline, today announced it will begin direct flights to Shiraz starting March 29, 2007. Jazeera Airways will fly direct twice a week from Kuwait to Shiraz, operating brand new Airbus A320s all fitted with leather seats.
“Shiraz follows close on the heels of Sharm El Sheikh, and Larnaca as one of our new exciting destinations for this year,” said Chairman and CEO, Marwan Boodai. “Iran is large country and as whole is an important destination for business travelers and tourists from Kuwait and the region. And by serving three destinations in Iran, our travelers will now have a choice of direct flights to target city. The other two cities are Mashhad and Tehran, the capital.”
Fares to and from Shiraz start at KD 8 with flights operating on Thursdays and Saturday.
Shiraz is situated in southwestern Iran at an elevation of 1,800 metres. Famous for its picturesque gardens and striking historic buildings, Shiraz is hailed as the birth and resting place of the great Persian poets Hafez and Saadi. The city also boasts remarkable hotels and an extremely pleasant climate throughout the year. Complementing Shiraz’s charming atmosphere is the international annual art festival, its famous 18th Century Vakil bazaar and ancient centres of learning making it an ideal tourist destination.
The airline’s website jazeeraairways.com now offers an enhanced online travel solution where travellers can book, pay and reserve their seats online and even change their booking right up to three hours before flight. Travelers can alternatively book their tickets through the customer support call centres in their cities or through their chosen travel agents.
Launched in October 2005, has maintained an on-time performance of 93% throughout 2006. Jazeera Airways serves 19 of the most popular destinations for both business and leisure in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Indian Subcontinent.
Note to Editors:
Jazeera Airways is a Kuwait Public Shareholding Company established in 2004 (operated in 2005) with a capital of KD 10 million raised through one of the most successful IPOs in Kuwait's history, making it the only privately owned airline in the Middle East. Based on a low fare business model that maximizes across-the-board efficiency in operations, Jazeera Airways enables travelers to fly without a ticket and book through the web, giving travelers more independence, spontaneity, and fares up to 50% lesser than the market.
Jazeera Airways, which took its first flight on October 30, 2005, operates a fleet of new Airbus A320 aircraft from hubs Kuwait and Dubai. The airline serves some of the most popular destinations for both business and leisure in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Indian Subcontinent, including Dubai, Beirut, Bahrain, Damascus, Aleppo, Amman, Alexandria, Luxor, Mumbai, New Delhi, Mashhad, Assiut, Cochin, and Sharm El Sheikh, Salalah, Muscat, Tehran, Larnaca, and Shiraz.
Travelers are able to book via jazeeraairways.com or through travel agents to receive a booking reference number for easy, ticket-free check in.