Business Overview

Jazeera Airways is a national airline of Kuwait and a KSE-listed airline serving some of the Middle East’s top destinations from Kuwait operating a fleet of Airbus A320 aircrafts with a two-class cabin, offering both business and economy travellers an efficient travel experience, competitive fares, and great on-time performance that’s consistently the best in the Middle East.

Jazeera Airways adopts a dynamic culture built on innovativeness. The company broke new ground in 2016 by introducing services that make the travel experience more efficient for travellers in Kuwait launching the Park & Fly remote check-in service, as well as a dedicated business lounge adjacent to Jazeera gates, and upgraded the entire check-in experience for faster service.

In 2017, Jazeera Airways refurbished its entire fleet of aircrafts and started the construction of a new dedicated terminal that will be fully operational in 2018 attached to Kuwait International Airport as the company continues its efforts to further facilitate travellers’ experience.

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.

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.

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.

Rafik has over 32 years of experience in aviation sales. At Jazeera Airways, Rafik leads sales across all distribution channels and segments, and is responsible for ancillary revenues, sales cost control, corporate sales network-wide, and travel trade relations. Rafik had a leading role in the setup of the company’s franchise offices across the network and in introducing Jazeera Airways Holidays. Prior to joining Jazeera Airways, Rafik spent years in leading management roles at Lufthansa German Airlines in Egypt and Kuwait.

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 27 regional destinations from its main hub in Kuwait.

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Fleet Size 7 7 7 7 9
Load Factor 68.3% 69.0% 69.3% 73.9% 75.20%
Passengers (000) 1,165 1,218 1,221 1,358 1,987
RPK (mn) 1,474 1,551 1,554 1,748 2,935
ASK (mn) 2,157 2,248 2,244 2,367 3,910
Yield 52.32 48.12 43.18 41.65 40.8
Employees 424 430 482 540 645