Jazeera Airways, a low-cost carrier based in Kuwait, recently celebrated a key milestone that saw roughly 2 million passengers passing through its dedicated terminal over the first year of its operation.
Launched back in May 2018, Terminal 5 features 11 check-in counters, six self-check-in kiosks, as well as dedicated passport and security control checkpoints. Additionally on site is an array of duty-free shops and restaurants, as well as the carrier’s signature Pearl Lounge.
The milestone was celebrated at a recent event attended by officials from Kuwait’s Directorate of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Interior, Kuwait Customs, KAFCO, and National Aviation Services. Members of Kuwait Airways’ own leadership and other local service providers and partners were also in attendance.
Commenting on the success of the new terminal, Jazeera Airways chairman, Marwan Boodai, said: “In May last year, the inauguration of T5 emerged as significant game-changer for our operations and customer experience. T5 enabled us to serve our growing number of passengers, which saw record growth of 46.4% in 2018 as our airline continued to expand its operations in the Middle East, Europe and Indian subcontinent.”
He added: “As we move forward, we are investing in expansion plans to continue better serve our customers. We are planning a new route to London Gatwick, in addition to new routes in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the Gulf. The expansion will be supported with the delivery of three new A320neo aircraft this year.”