Jazeera Airways Continues International Push With New India Routes

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LONDON – Jazeera Airways continues its international push with two new routes announced, solidifying its presence within India.

The addition of services to Thiruvananthapuram and Bengaluru brings the airline’s total destination count in India to eight.

The Kuwait-Thiruvananthapuram route will be served on a twice-weekly basis, operating on Tuesdays and Sundays, with the Kuwait-Bengaluru route operating twice weekly as well on Thursdays and Sundays.

Below is the timetable for these routes:

Flight NumberFrequencyFromToDeparture (Local Time)Arrival (Local Time)
J9 411Tuesday and SundayKuwaitThiruvananthapuram18:2502:05 
J9 412Wednesday and Monday ThiruvananthapuramKuwait02:50 05:55 
Flight NumberFrequencyFromToDeparture (Local Time)Arrival (Local Time)
J9 432Thursday and SaturdayKuwaitBengaluru18:0001:15 
J9 432Friday and Sunday BengaluruKuwait02:00 04:50 

Commenting on the route announcement was Rohit Ramachandran, the CEO of Jazeera Airways:

“We are pleased to be extending our reach into India by the addition of these two new services, catering to the high demand from the ex-pat and business communities in Kuwait and from other connecting GCC countries for flights.”

Continued International Push…

Jazeera has been continuing to push on the international market, more notably with its expansion into China.

On September 18th, Kuwaiti carrier Jazeera Airways (J9) announced a new route connecting Kuwait (KWI) with the Western Chinese city of Xian (XIY).

With flights operating every fortnight initially, Jazeera (J9) aims to be moving to a weekly service in the not-so-distant future.

The flights between the two cities will contain a maintenance stop in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (FRU), where they will be refueled before continuing the journey both to and from Xian Xianyang Int’l Airport (XIY) and Kuwait Int’l Airport (KWI).

The aircraft utilized for these flights will be an Airbus A320neo of Jazeera, of which they currently have 9 of in their fleet, operating alongside 8 of Jazeera’s Airbus A320ceos.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Jazeera, Rohit Ramachandran, said in a press statement about the announcement:- “This a real milestone for Jazeera to be flying all the way to the People’s Republic of China. Commercial ties between Kuwait and China have been growing, and we see a positive outlook for developing our network further into the region.”

The flight number and schedule go as follows:

  • J9-621 KWI-FRU-XIY
    • Departs for FRU at 06:20 local Kuwait time – Arrives FRU at 13:05 local Kyrgyzstan time
    • Departs for XIY at 13:50 local Kyrgyzstan time – Arrives XIY at 20:30 local Chinese time
  • J9-622 XIY-FRU-KWI
    • Departs for FRU at 22:30 local Chinese time – Arrives FRU at 02:05 local Kyrgyzstan time
    • Departs for KWI at 02:50 local Kyrgyzstan time – Arrives KWI at 04:10 local Kuwait time


It remains clear that Jazeera’s growth in the Middle East and Internationally is becoming more and more known as the months go on.

Looking ahead, it’s going to be interesting to see how the new routes in India and China will fare, especially if the Xian route does really well.

Taking advantage of the fuel stop in Bishkek means that success in the Chinese market could offer further expansion into the region going into the future.

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