By Sam Bridge
Kuwait airline will operate flights to Al Ain on Sunday, Monday and Friday from December 8
Travellers in Kuwait will be able to fly directly to Al Ain in the UAE from December 8 on a new route being launched by Jazeera Airways.
Supported by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), the airline announced the new direct flights to Al Ain at a travel trade event in Kuwait.
In 2019, Abu Dhabi registered a 22.3 percent increase in the number of hotel guests from Kuwait during the first half of the year, in addition to hosting over 15,000 Kuwaiti hotel guests within that period with an average length of stay of around 3 days per guest.
By establishing the new direct route, DCT Abu Dhabi said it hopes to encourage more travellers from Kuwait to visit the city of Al Ain.
“The launch of the new flight route marks a new chapter in tourism between Kuwait and Abu Dhabi,” said Nabeel M Al Zarouni, regional promotions manager, Middle East and Africa at DCT Abu Dhabi.
“Proximity and strong cultural ties between the UAE and Kuwait make it an important source market for us in Abu Dhabi. We would like to thank Jazeera Airways for their hard work and collaboration over the past months and for selecting Al Ain are their new destination in 2019, and we will be working closely with them in the future to encourage passengers from Kuwait to discover the gem that is Al Ain with the help of these new routes."
Located about 160km east of Abu Dhabi city, Al Ain - the Oasis City - is the emirate’s heritage heartland and one of the world’s oldest continually inhabited settlements. It is home to UNESCO-inscribed World Heritage sites, a wealth of forts, oases, historic buildings and archaeological sites, and is a showcase of the country’s heritage and history.
Departures to Al Ain are set to take off every Sunday, Monday and Friday from Kuwait Airport at 12.05pm local time, while the returning flights will take off from Al Ain at 3.25pm on the same days.For all the latest travel news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.