Kuwait, June 9, 2021: 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.”
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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.
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.