Jazeera Airways announces new service to the capital of the Qassim province in Saudi

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Published August 4th, 2022 - 10:47 GMT
Jazeera Airways announces new service to the capital of the Qassim province in Saudi
Highlights
Four flights weekly to the Prince Nayef Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Buraydah

Jazeera Airways today announced a new direct service to the Qassim province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, operating four return flights weekly starting August 22 to the Prince Nayef Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in the province’s capital, Buraydah. 

The upcoming service follows the success of the previously launched routes to Hail and Abha during the month of July. The airline operates seven routes to Saudi, including Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Medinah.  

Commenting on the expansion, Jazeera Airways Chief Executive Officer, Rohit Ramachandran, said: “Demand for flights to Saudi Arabia has really grown and we’re pleased to offer more choice to the Kingdom for Kuwaiti travellers. The momentum is expected to continue as events and festivals resume in the Kingdom for the cooler months. There are strong ties between Kuwaiti and Saudi families and we now offer a flight for them to connect rather than take to the highway.”

Jazeera is responding strongly to the 2030 Vision that is driving growth in travel to Saudi Arabia. With over 60 flights a week now being offered, Jazeera is the number one airline from Kuwait. Jazeera is also working closely with the Saudi Tourism Authority to support the marketing of their event calendar in the Kuwait market to attract travellers. 

Flight schedule between Kuwait (KWI) and Qassim (ELQ): 

Flight Number

Period

Frequency

From

To

Departure 

(Local Time)

Arrival
(Local Time)

J9-247

Starting Aug 21

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

Kuwait

Qassim

10:15 am

11:30 am

J9-248

Starting Aug 21

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

Qassim

Kuwait

12:30 pm

13:50

 About the Qassim province

One of Saudi’s 13 provinces, the Qassim region is known for its wheat and its dates, which are popular throughout the country and earned the region the “food basket” naming in the country. 

The region has a relatively rich agriculture, growing most crops including grapes, oranges, lemons, grapefruit, mandarin oranges, pomegranates and other vegetables. 

Buraydah in the province’s capital city which is inhabited by approximately 60% of the region’s total population. The capital hosts at the end of the summer the annual Buraydah Date Festival, a 35-day event which draws farmers and tourists from neighboring regions and countries every year to sell dates and date by-products. 

Qassim has a desert climate, with long, hot summers and short, mild winters that make exploring the region ideal. The province is divided by the Wadi Al-Rummah (Rummah Valley), the longest valley in the country which crosses the entire region from the west to the northeast. 

Places to explore in the Qassim province

Al Bukayriyah City is a hidden gem located 40 minutes away from Buraydah. It is considered an up-and-coming tourist destination with its lush greenery, warm and inviting climate, the variety of restaurants, shops and spas, as well tourist landmarks such as the Al Zahraa Grand Mosque and Waterfall Park.

Al Shinanah Tower is a historic well-preserved mud-brick watchtower dating to 200 years. 

Al Bassam Heritage House is located in Unayzah, 30 minutes outside of Buraydah. It was built in 1955 using traditional Najdi ventilation and lighting techniques and spans 3,500 square meters. The palatial structure’s roof incorporates traditional Najd wood carvings and features 30 rooms across two floors, including bedrooms, guest rooms and storage rooms. Inside, visitors can enjoy ancient crafts, traditional foods, folk tales, poems and ancestral heritage and history.

Uyun Al Jiwa is an ancient oasis located 50 kilometers northwest of Buraydah. Translating to “the valley’s ponds,” Uyun Al Jiwa is one of the oldest oasis in the area and was home to various societies.

Background Information

Jazeera Airways

Established in April 2004, Jazeera Airways is the first non-government owned airline in the Middle East, continuing to be one of the few Middle East-based private airlines to this day.

Jazeera Airways currently flies to 28 destinations operating a reliable fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft – all fitted with our signature leather seats and two-class cabins. In June 2018 Jazeera was the first airline in the Middle East to introduce the A320neo into its fleet. 

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