Jazeera Airways, Kuwait’s leading low-cost airline, operating regionally and internationally, launched its direct flights to Karachi, serving Pakistan’s most populous city with a weekly flight. The new service between Kuwait and Karachi in the first two decades, and the second service to Pakistan for the airline. It supports both countries ‘ growing trade relationships. Kuwaiti exports to Pakistan crossed the $1.5 billion mark in 2018, driven mainly by oil exports, while Pakistan-Kuwait exports exceeded $180 million. More than 130,000 Pakistani citizens live in Kuwait.
Rohit Ramachandran, CEO of Jazeera Airways, said: “We are pleased to introduce our new service to Karachi and to give our customers direct and transit routes to Pakistan‘s leading economic and social hub. The launch is part of our strategy to cater for the large expatriates and business communities in Kuwait as well as link customers from our network via Kuwait to common trade, tourism and religious destinations in the Middle East and Europe.
Commenting on behalf of the Pakistan Embassy in Kuwait, Ashar Shahzad, Chargé d’Affaires, said: “It is a matter of great pleasure and pride that Jazeera Airways started flights from Kuwait to Karachi as its second destination in Pakistan on 21 November 2019. There are currently no direct flights from Kuwait to Karachi. We are hopeful that the new direct route would improve the two countries ‘ economic, financial, social and cultural ties. We are grateful for this to Jazeera Airways and wish them every success in their operations. Jazeera Airways flies to Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport, Pakistan’s busiest airport.