- State of Kuwait announces suspension of operations at Kuwait International Airport to prevent an outbreak of the Covid-19 virus.
- Jazeera building a medical facility for virus screening at Kuwait Airport for inbound passengers.
Kuwait, March 15, 2020:
Jazeera Airways announces that its fleet of 14 aircraft has been placed at the disposal of the State of Kuwait to support its efforts to return Kuwaiti citizens to the country as well as serve for transporting medical products and equipment needed. The airline has always placed its fleet at the service of Kuwait in times of crisis and continues to do so as part of its national duty.
Jazeera Airways also announces that all its departing and returning flights from and to Kuwait was suspended starting Friday, March 13, at midnight (Kuwait time). The step follows a decision by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to suspend all flight operations at Kuwait International Airport to prevent an outbreak of Covid-19 virus.
Passengers affected by actions taken during the Coronavirus situation will have cancellation and change fees waived on any bookings from March 7th to April 30th.
Before suspending its flights to all destinations, Jazeera Airways has operated all flights in full compliance with DGCA regulations (as per Circulars 25, 26, 27 and 28). Jazeera had taken immediate steps to suspend flights to countries affected by the virus while reducing its flight frequencies to all other countries significantly to minimize risks of contamination, knowing that while operating these limited flights, the airline had also taken additional precautionary measures to ensure the safety of all passengers and employees to help minimize the risk of spreading the infection. The airline’s operational and precautionary measures were coordinated under the directives of the DGCA and Ministry of Health.
Jazeera Airways is now building a dedicated auxiliary special medical facility in coordination with DGCA and the Ministry of Health at Jazeera Terminal 5 (T5) at Kuwait International Airport to screen all inbound passengers and test them for Coronavirus before entering the arrival hall. The new facility is a remote extension of the Jazeera Terminal 5 (T5) and will be ready when the Kuwaiti Government announces the reopening of Kuwait International Airport to passenger traffic.