Kuwait, 23 May 2017: As part of its robust expansion plans, JAZEERA Airways, the first private airline in Kuwait and the Middle East is proud to announce the launch of its new direct flights to Eurasia, starting with Baku, Azerbaijan as the first destination. Jazeera Airways’ foray into emerging global hubs reveals more novel ventures as part of the airline’s natural growth and its global ambition. Built on the fundamentals of creating a better connected world through innovation-led growth and customer centricity, the award winning airline is poised to fly to Baku, the capital and commercial hub of Azerbaijan on 23 June 2017.

Hailed as a popular destination for summer vacationers, Jazeera Airways will provide a frequency of two weekly flights scheduled on Mondays and Fridays with departure at 9:00 am and arrival at 12:10 pm and 13:10 pm with arrival at 14:25 pm respectively. The ever-growing Kuwaiti airline is the first to provide direct flights of increased frequency to this emerging holiday destination. With the provision of efficient visa procedures, that enables visa on arrival for Kuwaitis, and starting from 10th January 2017, the state agency on Public Services and Social Innovations under the President of the republic of Azerbaijan began processing electronic visas through " ASAN Visa " system. E-Visa is issued within three working days and valid for 30 days for a fee of 20$. For detailed information please visit www.evisa.gov.az

“We are determined to break new grounds staying true to our brand essence of creating a seamless link to inspiration for our customers, who are always on the hunt for new adventures. The flight to Baku, en route to becoming a leading tourist destination, is only the beginning to setting course to new lands beyond the Middle East, as we continue to identify trends brought forth by our customers”, said Mr. Rohit Ramachandran, CEO of Jazeera Airways. “As a progressive service-oriented airline that anticipates customer needs, we remain committed to enriching lives by opening up new horizons and trade routes and building bridges for individuals and businesses. Travel is a unifying force that brings countries and different cultures together and Jazeera Airways, as a proud Kuwaiti airline with global ambitions, is leading the way to bolstering cultural exchange and trade relations with countries that share our values,” added Mr. Rohit Ramachandran.

Commenting on the venture, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Kuwait Mr. Elkhan Gahraman said, “This is a proud moment for us, as Jazeera Airways succeeds in establishing a strategic partnership that will bring our countries closer with stronger economic and trade ties and enable the discovery of Azerbaijan’s beautiful culture. As we move ahead, we hope the people of Kuwait will seize this unique opportunity to create lasting memories with their family and friends on their journeys to Baku, where modernity meets tradition. I thank Jazeera Airways for their bold vision and foresight in choosing this new exciting destination.”

Facing the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan has warm and dry summers with a minimum of 22 and maximum 30 degrees between June and August, making it the perfect summer spot for vacationers. Where tradition meets antiquity, the old city is a maze of alleys, mosques, historic buildings and the Palace of the Shirvanshahs and the Maiden Tower, now listed among UNESCO's World Heritage Sites wherein the city is also proud of an emerging elite that develop innovative start-ups, design boutiques and lively co-working spaces. According to the Lonely Planet's ranking, Baku is also among the world's top ten destinations for urban entertainment amongst the youth and an important venue for international events as they gear to host the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games, Azerbaijan Grand Prix in 2017 and UEFA Euro 2020.

Fueled by a resilient ambition for growth through the exploration of new opportunities, routes and premium services for travelers to embark on, Jazeera Airways currently stands at over 16 destinations serving over 1.25 million passengers a year. Since its inception in 2004, the award winning airline has taken the lead on several new offerings that enhance customer experience, starting with a dedicated business lounge and the forthcoming brand new terminal equipped with state of the art present day technological solutions that will open its doors in 2018.

To book the flights to Baku or learn more about Jazeera Airways services, offers, promotions and destinations, customers can contact the Call Center on 177 or visit the airline’s website on www.jazeeraairways.com.Customers can also download the Jazeera Airways app on the iPhone or Android or Windows.