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Kuwait's Jazeera says to switch Istanbul airports next month

Airline announces it will operate fiive weekly flights to Turkish city through its primary airport from May 2

Kuwait's Jazeera says to switch Istanbul airports next month

Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways has announced it will begin serving Istanbul through the city’s primary airport, Istanbul Atatürk Airport, next month.

The carrier will operate five flights a week starting from May 2, moving away from the Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, to which the airline has flown since 2008.

Jazeera said the move to Istanbul Atatürk Airport bolsters its Istanbul service by enabling it to offer travellers better flight schedules to an airport that is at the heart of the city

The airline added that it will also increase the number of return flights to the touristic Turkish city from three return flights a week to five return flights a week.

Bader Al-Mershed, Jazeera Airways vice president of Industry Affairs, said: “This is great news for travellers. Since we started serving Istanbul through Sabiha Gökçen International Airport in 2008, Istanbul has become a favourite vacation and business destination for travels from Kuwait and the region.”

In 2013, number of passengers between Kuwait and Istanbul increased by 51 percent from 2012, an has increased by 419 percent between 2008 and 2013.

The airline’s new schedule serves Istanbul with a return flight every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

Jazeera Airways serves destinations such as Dubai, Bahrain, Beirut, Alexandria, Amman, Istanbul, Sharm El Sheikh, Luxor, Assiut, Sohag, Mashhad, Jeddah, Riyadh, Cairo and Al Najaf.

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