Jazeera Airways, Kuwait's leading low-cost airline, operating regionally and internationally, today (June 11) took delivery of the first Airbus A320neo aircraft to touch down in the Middle East, thus introducing the 'fuel-saving and new engine aircraft' to its growing fleet.
The A320neo incorporates the new CFM Leap-1A engines and fuel-saving wingtip devices known as Sharklets, said a statement from the Kuwaiti carrier.
It offers savings in fuel burn, additional payload, increased range, lower operating costs and significant reduction in engine noise and CO2 emissions below the current industry standard, it stated.
CEO Rohit Ramachandran said: "This is the first of three A320neo aircraft scheduled to be delivered to Jazeera Airways by May 2019, supporting our continued network expansion to cover destinations that are around 5 to 6 hours away from Kuwait."
"The A320neo introduces new upgrades that enable us to make cost savings while improving performance and increasing the range covered by the single-aisle aircraft," stated Ramachandran.
The first flight for the Jazeera A320neo, J9 176, left Kuwait for Dubai at 1:10pm (GMT+3) today.
Jazeera Airways operates a fleet of Airbus A320s and now A320neo, all fitted with a two-class cabin configuration comprising a Business Class and an Economy Class, said the Kuwaiti budget carrier.
Business Class offers travellers priority check-in, an exclusive cabin with middle-seat free and complimentary menu, and up to 50 kg in free baggage allowance. Jazeera Economy Class offers travellers generous legroom in modern leather seats and free baggage allowance of 30kg, it added.-TradeArabia News Service
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