Jazeera Airways Launches Direct Flights to Kathmandu, Nepal Starting November 17

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Published November 6th, 2019 - 11:13 GMT
First direct flights between Kuwait and Nepal
First direct flights between Kuwait and Nepal
Jazeera Airways announced the launch of flights to Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM)

Jazeera Airways, Kuwait's leading low-cost airline, operating regionally and internationally, today announced the launch of flights to Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), serving the Nepalese capital with four return flights weekly starting from November 17, 2019, and is scheduled to increase to daily flights in January 2020.

The launch marks the first direct commercial flights to be operated between Kuwait and Kathmandu, Nepal, with a duration of around 5 hours and 45 minutes. The direct flights offer connecting flights to cities in the Middle East and Europe.

Jazeera Airways CEO, Rohit Ramachandran, said: “We are glad to be serving the world’s 19th top destination for the year as per Trip Advisor and open a direct flight for travellers to enjoy the wonderful landscape and culture that Nepal has to offer. The new route also supports efforts to strengthen economic trade between both countries and opens a new low cost option from Nepal to the Middle East and Europe through Kuwait.”

The Kuwait-Kathmandu route is operated by return flights on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The departing flight number J9 539 from Kuwait to Kathmandu is scheduled at 09:05 am local time and arrives at 4:20 pm local time of these days, while the return flight number J9 540 from Kathmandu to Kuwait is scheduled at 5:05 pm local time and arrives at 8:00 pm local time.

Kuwait-Kathmandu Flights Schedule


Flight Number




Departure (Local Time)

Arrival (Local Time)

J9 539

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday



09:05 am

4:20 pm

J9 540

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday



5:05 pm

8:00 pm

Bookings for Kuwait-Kathmandu flights are now open and available on jazeeraairways.com. Fares start from KD65 for a one-way flight on Economy Class and KD129 for a return flight on the same class. Business Class fares start at KD154 for a one-way flight and KD313 for a return flight.

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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