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Jazeera Airways set to add more flights across Mideast

Kuwaiti carrier's announcement comes as rival Wataniya ceases operations due to cash crisis

Jazeera Airways set to add more flights across Mideast
Jazeera Airways.

Kuwaiti airline Jazeera Airways on Saturday announced it was to add more flights to Istanbul Dubai, Jeddah, and Damascus.

The new summer schedule, which starts on March 27, will include four flights perc day on Thursdays and Saturdays to Dubai, two flights per week to Istanbul, six flights a week to Jeddah and two additional flights to Damascus, bringing the total to 12 flights a week.

The airline operates to 17 destinations across the Middle East and North Africa.

The extra flights announcement comes just days after rival airline Wataniya said it was stopping its operations due to its financial situation and regional unrest.

The statement also blamed a "lack of fair trade requirements in the local market" for its decision, without elaborating.

On Friday, Jazeera Airways and Kuwait Airway offered to fly Wataniya passengers stranded in Dubai, Beirut, Cairo, with return tickets to Kuwait.

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