Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways is offering 50,000 free round-trip tickets, worth KD5 million ($16 million) to frontline workers fighting the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
The initiative follows a pledge by the airline to support efforts made by the government of Kuwait. Jazeera Airways said it has “placed its assets and human capital at the disposal of the government”, supporting repatriation efforts and building the first drive-through Covid-19 testing center in the country.
Jazeera Airways Chairman, Marwan Boodai, said: “The 50,000 free tickets will be redeemable to any destination served by our airline’s network. The tickets will be distributed to frontline individuals as directed by our esteemed government.”
Frontline workers nominated and approved by their ministry will be able to book their flight once Kuwait International Airport reopens for commercial flights and will be available until end of 2021.
The airline has so far operated over 60 flights bringing home over 6,800 Kuwaiti citizens.