Muscat International Airport receives Kuwait's Al Jazeera Airways' first flight
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Oman Airports – Muscat:
Jazeera Airways, the airline from Kuwait has started its operations to Oman on Monday, November 2, 2020. The first flight from Kuwait landed at Muscat International Airport. According to officials, Jazeera Airways had launched its direct flights between Muscat and Kuwait, one each on every Monday.
The inaugural flight was greeted by a water salute to mark the start of direct flights by Jazeera, a budget airline based in Kuwait. Sheikh Samer Ahmed Al Nabhani, General Manager of Commercial Operations at Oman Airports, welcomed the arrival of al Jazeera Airways' first flight to Muscat International Airport, expressing his pleasure with the launch of this weekly trip between Muscat and Kuwait.
"Oman Airports has made enormous efforts during this period to ensure the implementation of the highest standards of health and safety across its airports, in line with national efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. We at Oman Airports strive to make Muscat International Airport a main hub for regional and international airlines, given the touristic features and promising investment environment in Oman, which encourages tourists and investors to visit Oman and discover its magnificent nature in winter and summer," Al Nabhani said.
He noted that since the opening of the new terminal on March 20, 2018, Muscat International Airport has become an attractive hub for airlines, despite the pandemic’s impact on the international air traffic. He stressed that Oman Airports is determined to continue its efforts aimed at attracting more airlines into Oman’s airports so that passengers can enjoy a variety of airline options.
Al Nabhani further added that the start of Jazeera Airways operations will enrich social bonds with the return of tourism activity between Oman and Kuwait, as the leaderships of the two countries seek to strengthen ties on all fronts.
Jazeera Airways is the first non-governmental airline firm to be established in Kuwait, serving more than 18 destinations in the Middle East, South and West Asia and Europe, and is Kuwait’s second national carrier after Kuwait Airways. It will operate a flight once a week to Muscat, the flight arrives at Muscat Airport every Monday at 8:35 in the morning and departs at 9:20.
It serves to note that Muscat International Airport recently made a new global achievement by obtaining the airport health accreditation certificate by the Airports Council International, as the first airport in the first East to obtain this international classification that was recently approved by the Council in order to control health standards in the world's airports due to the impact of the sector.
In the view of a global pandemic, precautionary measures followed at Muscat International Airport are in line with the best international standards adopted and an indication of the extent of Oman airports' commitment to applying health and safety measures according to the highest international standards.