Jazeera Airways and Saudi partners will launch low-cost airline in Dammam.
25 March 2023, 12:00 AM
30 April 2023, 12:00 AM
Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways is planning to launch a low-cost airline based in Saudi Arabia.
The new airline will be based in Dammam at the King Fahd International Airport and will be set up alongside partners in the Kingdom.
The announcement comes as Saudi Arabia looks to increase the tourism sector and attract more visitors to the Kingdom.
Saudi Arabia is in the midst of a huge aviation boom as the Kingdom looks to diversify its economy.
This week Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Prime Minister and Chairman of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), announced the establishment of Riyadh Air, a PIF wholly owned company.
The airline will fly to more than 100 destinations and could create up to 200,000 jobs.
Riyadh Air has announced an order for a fleet of more than 70 Boeing Dreamliners.
Jazeera Airways said: “Co-ordination is under way with the regulatory authorities in the kingdom to complete procedures to obtain the necessary licences in accordance with the applicable laws”.
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