Jazeera Airways to Operate Weekly Flights to London Heathrow Starting June 18

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Published June 9th, 2021 - 09:32 GMT
Jazeera Airways to Operate Weekly Flights to London Heathrow Starting June 18
The airline has scheduled direct flights between Kuwait and London Heathrow every Friday and plans to increase its frequency as travel restrictions ease.
Highlights
First LCC in Middle East to operate a direct route to LHR

Leading Middle East-based low-cost carrier (LCC), Jazeera Airways, today announced that it will launch a new service to London Heathrow airport on Friday, June 18, 2021, making the airline the first LCC in the Middle East to operate direct flights to the airport.

The airline has scheduled direct flights between Kuwait and London Heathrow every Friday and plans to increase its frequency as travel restrictions ease.

Commenting on the new service, Jazeera Chief Executive Officer, Rohit Ramachandran, said, “The new service to Heathrow Airport enables Jazeera to cater to popular demand for flights to London, including demand from business travellers, Kuwaiti students and the large segment of accustomed tourists who we believe are more than eager to return to London this summer, while many of whom own homes in the area.

“As the vaccinations against the Covid-19 virus roll out in Kuwait and across the world, countries are opening their borders for a gradual return of summer traffic. Jazeera pilots and cabin crew have already been fully vaccinated, and we continue to mandate strict safety measures in all our facilities. Our customers can rest assured that they will be travelling safely to London with us.”

KWI-LHR Flights Schedule

Flight Number

Frequency

From

To

Departure (Local Time)

Arrival (Local Time)

J9 005

Fridays

Kuwait

London Heathrow

9:40 am

2:15 pm

J9 006

Fridays

London Heathrow

Kuwait

3:15 pm

11:30 pm

 

Passengers should review Covid-19 regulations before booking to ensure compliance with local regulations on vaccination and PCR test certificates.

Travel Advisory for Passengers from and to Kuwait

Kuwaiti citizens travelling out of Kuwait should ensure they carry their vaccination certificate. 

At the time of this announcement Kuwait is on the UK amber list and all travellers require a PCR test within 72 hours of their departure, as well as to book and pay in advance for two PCR tests on Day 2 and Day 8 from their arrival to London, in addition to completing a passenger locator form. Quarantine is for 10 days upon arrival, however an extra PCR test with a negative result that is performed on Day 5 can release the traveller from quarantine, with the Day 8 test still mandatory. Currently only fully vaccinated Kuwaitis can travel out and into Kuwait. However, an extension to all residents, who have been vaccinated, is under consideration.
 

Safety Measures

Jazeera has also implemented many other measures to ensure the safety of passengers since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Its expanding fleet of Airbus A320neo aircraft are all equipped with hospital grade HEPA air filters. Every safety and precautionary measure is also a standard today on its aircraft and at Jazeera Terminal T5 in Kuwait.

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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