By Gavin Gibbon
Budget carrier Jazeera Airways revealed new fare categories from January 8
Kuwaiti budget carrier Jazeera Airways has revealed plans to move to an all-economy fleet configuration with the launch of three new fare categories from January 8.
The move to economy will apply to all routes, except flights to Cairo, while the three categories include Economy Class: Light, Value and Extra.
Passengers of Economy Class Light, the lowest fare category, are allowed a carry-on and a small bag, and can add services they require for their travel itinerary.
Those travelling Economy Class Value are allowed an additional 20 kilograms in checked-in baggage; while passengers of Economy Class Extra are allowed 30kg in checked-in baggage, priority check-in and the ability to choose from the preferred seats located on rows four to 10.
A new priority service gives passengers access to priority check-in, priority baggage and priority boarding.
Charges will be KD10 one-way and will be available at all airports - passengers on connecting flights will pay KD15 for the one-way service for both flights.
Jazeera Airways chief executive officer, Rohit Ramachandran, said: “As we continue to expand and offer our customers more places to visit, we are focusing as well on enabling them to choose how they want to travel. Our new fare categories and services have been designed to make their journey with Jazeera Airways all the more personalised and enjoyable. We will be the first airline in the Middle East to offer a Priority Service they can pre-purchase online.”
Premium seats, located on rows 1 to 3, provide generous legroom with a 33–inch seat pitch. Passengers in these rows also have a first selection from the Jazeera Café menu.
As for the preferred seats, located on rows 4 to 10, they provide a 31-inch seat pitch and Economy Class Extra passengers can reserve it for free.
The extra legroom seats are located on rows 11 and 12, giving passengers the maximum legroom in the 35 to 38-inch seat pitch.
While the standard seats, with 28-30-inch seat pitch, are located on rows 13 to 28/29.
Ramachandran added: “Our customers can today enjoy great flexibility about the way they travel. They also have the choice to change their mind at the last minute and add on the service that best suits their needs.”