Mid-east Airways starts direct flights to Istanbul

The first private airways company of the Middle East has launched direct flights to Turkey's commercial hub of Istanbul.

Mid-east Airways starts direct flights to Istanbul
Istanbul's Ataturk Airport welcomed the first flight of Kuwaiti-based Jazeera Airways on Monday.

"This is a huge strategic step for us," Marwan Boodai, president of the airways, told a press conference at Istanbul's Ciragan Palace.

Boodai underlined importance of these flights for the growing business and trade volume between Turkey and Kuwait.

"Our passengers will fly to Istanbul and Kuwait by A320 aircraft in return for prices starting from 19 Euro," the chairman said.

Boodai said their airline company aims to carry 8.8 million passengers to 82 cities by 36 planes.

The Kuwaiti-based private airways will fly between Istanbul and Kuwait on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

The Jazeera Airways is a low-fare airline that operates scheduled services to the Middle East, Europe and India. Its main base is Kuwait International Airport, as well as Queen Alia International Airport being a focus city.

The airline is the first and only privately owned airline in Kuwait and the Middle East, and one of the few airlines in the Middle East built on a low-fares business model.

The airline is owned by the Boodai Group (30 percent) and public shares (70 percent).

Jazeera Airways started operation on October 30th, 2005 with a fleet of brand new Airbus A320 aircraft, flying to several destinations in the Middle East.

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