By MUZAFFAR RIZVI www.khaleejtimes.com
Jazeera Airways will be the first Gulf carrier that will begin operation at the new airport after its inauguration earlier this week.
Jazeera Airways is all set to launch its first commercial flight today to Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central, or DWC. It will be the first Gulf carrier that will begin operation at the new airport after its inauguration earlier this week.
The airline’s first flight, J9 174, will arrive at Al Maktoum International at 7:40pm, and the return flight, J9 175, will take off for Kuwait City at 8:30pm. The Kuwaiti carrier will operate two flights a week every Thursday and Saturday, while its operations to Dubai International will remain unchanged at an average of 25 flights per week.
“We’re glad to be one of the first airlines and the first one in the region to extend our support to the newly-opened DWC which aims to be one of the leading airports in the world in the coming years in terms of both capacity and size,” Marwan Boodai, chairman of the Jazeera Airways Group, said in a statement to Khaleej Times. More info