Business Overview

Recently joining the team in 2017 with over 20 years of aviation experience in both the commercial and operational side of the business, Rohit will take on the role of CEO at Jazeera Airways including aiding the board with the development of the airline’s strategy and working with management on implementation. Prior to joining Jazeera Airways, Rohit has held leading roles at Singapore Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, and most recently United Arab Emirates’ low-cost carrier Air Arabia and its subsidiaries and joint ventures.

Shaheen joined Jazeera Airways in January 2020 with over 30 years of experience in the aviation industry. Shaheen completed his Aeronautical Engineering at Air Service Training, Scotland, and started his career with Kuwait Airways Engineering Department in the area of aircraft maintenance as an Aircraft Avionics Engineer for over a decade. He then moved to the Kuwait Directorate General of Civil Aviation as an Airworthiness Inspector, where he served for over two decades during which he qualified as an Aircraft Accident Investigator, after successfully completing the course at Cranfield University, UK. During his tenure with the Kuwait DGCA, Shaheen held several leadership positions, with his last being that of Aviation Safety Director. He has also chaired a number of local and regional Committees and Working Groups such as the “Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuous Airworthiness Program” for the Gulf States, and held the post of Kuwait National Continuous Monitoring Coordinator and DGCA Safety Focal Point of Contact with the International Civil Aviation Organization.

Krishnan joined Jazeera Airways in May 2018 with over 26 years of experience in Finance. Krishnan oversees finance and funding matters with the aircraft manufacturer and suppliers, in addition to overseeing the day-to-day financial activities for the company. In his last assignment he served as the CFO at Go Airlines in India and has held senior finance management positions in Jet Airways, India, and other aviation / airline companies in Maldives, Canada and India.

Robert joined Jazeera in 2019 with over 35 years of Engineering and Maintenance experience in the aviation industry. Starting his Career as an Aircraft Engineer in the Royal Air Force, Robert went on to hold several leadership positions with Airtours International, MyTravel Aircraft Engineering and Thomas Cook Airlines in the United Kingdom and then moving oversees to work with Air Arabia Maroc. Prior to joining Jazeera Airways, Robert held the position of SVP Engineering and Maintenance with Royal Brunei Airlines in South East Asia.

With over 26 years of experience in the air transport industry, Bader joined Jazeera Airways in 2004 as part of the core start-up team that structured and established the airline in 2005. Between 2005 and 2010, Bader was instrumental in obtaining traffic rights to over 28 destinations in the Middle East, North Africa, and South East Asia. Today, Bader is responsible for legal counsel and negotiations with relevant governmental departments to ensure that the company’s needs and requirements across the network are met in compliance with different regulatory authorities at all times. Prior to joining Jazeera Airways, Bader was the Director of Air Transport at The Directorate General of Civil Aviation of Kuwait, where he led and participated in various governmental bilateral negotiations.

Joined Jazeera Airways in 2018 with over 27 years of experience in the aviation industry. Capt. Ayman is responsible for flight operations management and crew training. Prior to joining Jazeera Airways, Capt. Ayman held leadership positions in Kuwait Airways and with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Kuwait.

Nasser joined Jazeera Airways in 2014 with over 26 years of experience in the aviation industry, handling various ground operations from aircraft line maintenance, ground handling, ground support equipment workshops, facilities maintenance, and quality assurance. Nasser was also instrumental in leading the establishment of the first maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) in the region following international standards that attracted international airlines. He also led the establishment of the operational team and service standards at the Khartoum International Airport in Sudan as part of his tenure in National Aviation Services (NAS). Prior to joining Jazeera Airways, Nasser was the director of engineering and director of ground operations at NAS.

A graduate of Oxford University, Andrew started his career in marketing at Unilever in the UK. He subsequently moved into advertising in London and worked for global agency networks such as TBWA, BDDP and McCann Erickson, heading major international marketing communications accounts for blue-chip companies such as Nestlé, Coca-Cola, Hertz and Seagram. He ran his own communications consultancy for two years before moving client-side in 2009 when he joined Etihad Airways in Abu Dhabi as Vice President Marketing. At Etihad he was responsible for developing the brand into being recognized as one of the finest premium airlines in the world. He also headed the Etihad Airways Partners Marketing Council across 7 partner airlines, launching the EAP alliance brand and marketing programs; and managed the brand launch of Air Serbia and the new Alitalia corporate identity. In 2016 he moved to Air Berlin as SVP Marketing & Guest Experience where he led the brand re-positioning programs for the proposed new Air Berlin network carrier proposition and the Niki European leisure airline. He was also responsible for launching new interiors for the wide-bodied fleet, a new European Business Class and Buy-on Board service. Andrew joined Jazeera Airways in August 2017 as VP Marketing & Customer Experience

Joined Jazeera Airways in 2017 with over 30 years of extensive experience in aviation in Kuwait. Jarrah has worked for two decades with Kuwait Airways in the area of aircraft maintenance and over a decade with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Kuwait, in different leadership positions. Jarrah was appointed as an ICAO National Continuous Monitoring Coordinator for the State of Kuwait.

Bharathan joined Jazeera Airways in March 2020 with over 20 years of commercial experience across Middle East, Asia, Africa & Europe. Having started his career in 1999 with KLM, he has worked with leading airlines like Emirates, Qatar Airways, Air Arabia and Air Astana. Prior to joining Jazeera Airways, he served as Director Sales Worldwide at Air Astana and has worked with Air Arabia for over a decade where he managed several regions globally.

Ginny joined Jazeera Airways in 2018 with 18 years of rich experience in managing a wide spectrum of Human Resources functions, with accountabilities to drive sustainable workplace capabilities with geographically diverse and multi-cultural teams across multiple divisions, thus contributing to the achievement of the strategic goals of organizations. Ginny has previously held senior positions in City Group, Agility Logistics and other companies in Kuwait & India. Ginny holds an MBA in Human Resources, along with various certifications in the HR field and is a certified Project Management Professional.

Praful has over 20 years of experience in Aviation IT industry. He joined Jazeera Airways in 2005 as startup team member and is responsible for all Information Technology and related functions. Praful was pioneer in setting up airline core systems and launching many first projects in the region including secure website, mobile apps and online checkin. Praful provides leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust, cost efficient and secure information technology environment. Prior to joining Jazeera Airways, Praful worked at Air India in the core IT projects team with the major achievement in leading change from legacy to open systems.

Ratan joins Jazeera Airways with over 30 years of Aviation Revenue Management experience covering Yield Management, Network Planning, Distribution, Pricing, and Budgeting. Having worked with Emirates from the early days of the Airline for 10 years, he was then able to implement his learning in setting up the Revenue Management Department for Qatar Airways when they relaunched in 1996. His experience covers Jet Airways, where he headed the Gulf, Middle East, Africa region and his last assignment prior to joining Jazeera Airways was with Oman Air.

Adival recently joined Jazeera team in 2018 with over 15 years of extensive airports projects portfolio, including airport startups, strategic planning and management consulting for airports in South America, Europe and Middle East, the latest being the Jazeera Passenger Terminal (T5) in Kuwait. Adival is an expert in airport terminals with focus on passenger journey experience and application of innovative technologies. During his career Adival held numerous senior positions at Brazilian Civil Aviation Authority, as active member of Aerodrome Design Working Group at International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO, Montreal), developed business strategies for SITA Airport Technologies and was responsible to delivery operationally and startup successfully, in time record (18 months), the Terminal 3 International (200.000 sqm) at São Paulo International Airport (GRU Airport), ready for the Brazilian World Cup in 2014. Adival is an Architect with Master and PhD in Airport Engineering with operational research developed at University of São Paulo (Brazil) and University of Calgary (Canada).

Jazeera Airways currently travels to 37 regional destinations from its main hub in Kuwait.

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Fleet Size 7 7 7 7 9 13
Load Factor 68.3% 69.0% 69.3% 73.9% 75.2% 77.5%
Passengers (000) 1,165 1,218 1,221 1,358 1,987 2,396
RPK (mn) 1,474 1,551 1,554 1,748 2,935 3,665
ASK (mn) 2,157 2,248 2,244 2,367 3,910 4,732
Yield (KWD) 52.32 48.12 43.18 41.65 40.8 41.5
Employees 424 430 482 540 645 830