Jazeera Airways Welcomes New CEO

New Jazeera Airways CEO Barathan Pasupathi
Photo Credit: Jazeera Airways

Jazeera Airways, the leading low-cost carrier in Kuwait, announces a leadership change. Rohit Ramachandran, the current CEO, will be stepping down after seven successful years with the airline.

Barathan Pasupathi (Bara), a seasoned aviation expert with over 30 years of experience, will succeed Ramachandran as the new CEO, effective March 26, 2024.

Rohit Ramachandran: Legacy of Growth

Chairman Marwan Boodai expressed his gratitude for Ramachandran’s leadership, highlighting his “strong, visionary, and passionate” approach.

“During his tenure and by forging strong strategic relationships with key stakeholders, supported by the strength of our outstanding Jazeera teams,” he said.

During Ramachandran’s tenure, Jazeera Airways tripled its fleet, expanding to 65 destinations. It achieved record passenger numbers, and established the profitable Jazeera Terminal 5.

Boodai commended Ramachandran’s skillful navigation of the airline through the pandemic, ensuring its future success.

“The business is now in a strong and resilient position and well placed to navigate the next chapter. We look towards the order book of 26 A320neo and A321neo aircraft.”

“I would like to thank Rohit for his exceptional contribution to Jazeera over many years.”

A Jazeera Airways aircraft lifts off the runway.
Photo Credit: Jazeera

Barathan Pasupathi: Leader Poised for Continued Growth

Pasupathi brings a wealth of experience to the CEO role. He previously served as CEO of Jetstar Asia and CFO of Jazeera Airways and Sahaab Aircraft Leasing.

His extensive aviation experience encompasses safety, operations, customer leadership, and expertise in growing markets.

Boodai emphasized Pasupathi’s appointment as a testament to “continuity and strong leadership” for Jazeera Airways. With the new appointment, it embarks on its next chapter of growth.

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“He is a fantastic leader and joins Jazeera Airways with over three decades of aviation experience, including a deep knowledge of safety as well as operational and customer leadership especially in growing markets.”

“Bara’s appointment provides continuity to the business and strong leadership to Jazeera Airways as we continue an exciting chapter of growth at the airline,” said Boodai.

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Pasupathi’s Vision for the Future

Pasupathi expressed his enthusiasm for leading Jazeera Airways, stating his commitment to making travel “accessible and affordable” while maintaining operational and customer excellence.

He highlighted his focus on continuing the airline’s growth trajectory and building capacity to offer “great low fares to amazing destinations” across the region.

“My focus will be to continue the exciting journey that Jazeera has started, making travel accessible and affordable in Kuwait and all the markets it serves,” he stated.

Key Takeaways

  • Jazeera Airways announces Barathan Pasupathi as its new CEO, succeeding Rohit Ramachandran.
  • Ramachandran leaves behind a legacy of significant growth and resilience.
  • Pasupathi brings extensive aviation experience and a commitment to continued growth and customer satisfaction.

Jazeera Airways is a Kuwaiti low-cost carrier with its head office on the grounds of Kuwait International Airport in Al Farwaniyah Governorate, Kuwait.

It operates scheduled services in the Middle East, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and Europe. Its main base is Kuwait International Airport.


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