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Kuwait's Jazeera serves record passenger numbers in August

Low-cost carrier says it has seen a 'great response' from passengers ahead of launching first flights to London

Kuwait's Jazeera serves record passenger numbers in August
The airline will also take delivery of three new Airbus A320neo aircraft in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways on Tuesday said that it served more than 250,000 passengers for the first time in a month during August.

The low-cost airline said it served over 263,800 passengers during the month, up 22 percent from August 2018, operating a total of 1,918 flights to 28 airports. 

The carrier also announced a 85 percent on-time performance, adding that during the first two weeks of September, on-time performance increased to 94 percent.

Jazeera Airways CEO, Rohit Ramachandran, said: “A high on-time performance is easily reached when an airline has a low utilization of aircraft. However, at Jazeera Airways, we are proud to have delivered a strong punctuality while operating our aircraft at high efficiency levels.

"We have also added an additional gate at T5 to successfully manage our increased number in passengers.”

Jazeera Airways also said it has seen a "great response" from passengers after opening bookings for its new service to London Gatwick next month.

The airline will start flying daily to London on October 27 with a new A320neo aircraft.

The airline added that it will also take delivery of three new Airbus A320neo aircraft in the fourth quarter of 2019.

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