Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways Plans New Hub to Boost Mideast Share

Jazeera Airways, Kuwait's lading budget airline, wants to set up a new hub in 2010 with the aim to enhance its market share in the Middle East as well as North Africa region.

Without revealing the exact date and place of new hub, the airline officials stated in a communiqué that the Jazeera Airways will establish two new sectors in the coming month as the carrier will depart to Abu Dhabi and Assiut on October 1 and 26 respectively.

At present, Jazeera Airways runs a fleet of 10 Airbus A320s to 24 destinations in 13 countries.

The sources informed that the airline currently runs six flights per day between Dubai and Kuwait and three flights a day between Dubai and Bahrain, and is a strategic centre for the airline.

While addressing the press conference, Stefan Pichler, Chief executive officer of the carrier stated, "Dubai is a highly important market for us and launching this new office empowers us to better serve all of our partners and staff, and give our passengers across the entire region even more convenience - and freedom to fly."