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Jazeera says 2m passengers fly from Kuwait Int'l's T5 in first year

Chairman of Kuwait-based low-cost airline says Terminal 5 opening in May 2018 has been a 'game changer'

Jazeera says 2m passengers fly from Kuwait Int'l's T5 in first year
T5 provides passengers with 11 check-in counters, six self-check-in kiosks, dedicated passport and security control procedures, duty free shops and restaurants, the Pearl Lounge, as well as free WiFi internet service.

Jazeera Airways, the Kuwait-based low-cost airline, has revealed that about 2 million passengers have flown out of its dedicated Terminal 5 at the Kuwait International Airport during the first year of operations.

The airline marked the milestone in an event attended by officials from Kuwait’s Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Ministry of Interior, Kuwait Customs, KAFCO, National Aviation Services (NAS), Kuwait Airways and other local service providers and partners.

Jazeera Airways chairman, Marwan Boodai, said: “In May last year, the inauguration of T5 emerged as significant game-changer for our operations and customer experience. T5 enabled us to serve our growing number of passengers, which saw a record growth of 46.4 percent in 2018 as our airline continued to expand its operations in the Middle East, Europe and Indian subcontinent.”

Today, T5 provides passengers with 11 check-in counters, six self-check-in kiosks, dedicated passport and security control procedures, duty free shops and restaurants, the Pearl Lounge, as well as free WiFi internet service.

Boodai added: “As we move forward, we are investing in expansion plans to continue better serve our customers. We are planning a new route to London Gatwick, in addition to new routes in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the Gulf. The expansion will be supported with the delivery of three new A320neo aircraft this year.”

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