Friday, November 17, 2017

Jazeera Airways launches India operations; says seat capacity constraint for expansion

Kuwaiti low-cost carrier Jazeera Airways today launched its operations in India with a daily flight between Kuwait and Hyderabad.

The airline said that seat capacity between India and the Gulf country needs to be increased in view of the current demand.

Rohit Ramachandran, CEO of Jazeera said the airline will connect Mumbai, Kochi and Ahmedabad with Kuwait by mid-January next year.

"We would like to fly to lot more points in India and (with) lot more frequency into India. We are unable to do so because the restrictions are put on us on the number of flights that we can operate to India," Ramachandran told reporters here.
He said that the current seat-entitlements between India and Kuwait stands at a modest 12,000 seats only in each direction.

Ramachandran said the airlines is requesting the two governments to engage in negotiations to enhance the number of seats being currently flown.
17/11/17 PTI/moneycontrol