Jazeera Airways, the wings of freedom, flew its first flight back to Lebanon on Wednesday, 20th September, with a cabin full of travelers wearing “I love Beirut” T-shirts. The airline had announced Tuesday that its first flight to Beirut would be for free first 163 Beirut lovers who report to Kuwait International Airport (KIA) on September 20 at 4pm wearing T-shirt expressing their love for Lebanon.
Chairman and CEO Marwan Boodai said: “Beirut holds special place in our hearts, and offering our entire first flight for free to our travelers is the least we can do to support the city in getting it back on its feet after the war.”
Beirut was one of five destinations the airline launched when it first took flight on October 30, 2005. Soon after Jazeera Airways became the airline of choice for traveling between Kuwait and since February and leading to the war half of all travelers on the Kuwait-Beirut route flew Jazeera Airways.
“This offer is for the people, for the travelers, and for Beirut,” added Boodai.
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 and SMS, 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 and 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, and Cochin. Travelers are able to book via jazeeraairways.com, travel agents or call or SMS the Jazeera Airways reservation number 177 (or *177# for SMS) - Kuwait only - to receive a booking reference number for easy, ticket-free check in.