Jazeera Airways announces vaccination drive of pilots and cabin crew in Kuwait
Jazeera Airways today announced that all of its pilots have been vaccinated while cabin crew will be fully vaccinated by April 12. The airline is committed to ensuring the maximum protection for all those flying in Jazeera aircraft. Fully vaccinated crews together with pre-flight testing and strict hygienic regulations for cabins offers the passengers peace of mind when flying with the airline.
The vaccinations were performed by Kuwait’s Ministry of Health at the Kuwait Vaccination Center. The drive is also being rolled out to include all employees working in the airline’s operations.
Marwan Boodai, Chairman of Jazeera Airways, said, “On behalf of everyone at Jazeera Airways, I thank Sheikh Dr. Basel Al-Sabah, Minister of Health, and the frontline workers in the Ministry of Health for their effort in speeding the vaccination process, specifically amongst service companies where employees are in direct contact with customers. Our crew are our frontline staff and it is important they are protected from the virus.
We have been committed at Jazeera Airways to the safety of our passengers and they can rest assured that they are flying in extremely safe environments when flying with Jazeera Airways.
Our airline is fully prepared for flights to resume normal service out of Kuwait International Airport in the near future”.
Jazeera Airways operates an expanding fleet of new Airbus A320neo aircraft, all equipped with hospital grade High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) cabin air filtres. Jazeera Airways has also taken every safety and precautionary measures at Jazeera Terminal T5 in Kuwait to ensure passengers fly safely.
Supporting Government Efforts and Business Continuation
Since the start of the pandemic, the airline has been at the forefront of supporting government efforts to prevent its spread.
Jazeera placed its fleet at the disposal of the State of Kuwait and participated in the largest air bridge repatriation program ever launched by the State of Kuwait. The airline operated over 60 flights bringing home over 6,800 Kuwaiti citizens from around the world, as well as converted its Park & Fly facility in record time into the first drive-through COVID-19 centre in Kuwait for the use by the Ministry of Health. A second drive-through testing facility has also been constructed by the Jazeera Airways team at the Jaber Al-Ahmad national stadium.
The airline also continued to serve business without interruption by operating full-cargo flights with a capacity of up to 15 tons per aircraft to bring in essential supplies to Kuwait. Jazeera also operated flights scheduled under the directive of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by request from local embassies to fly expatriates traveling out of Kuwait.
By the end of June, Jazeera Airways announced offering 50,000 free round-trip tickets to frontline heroes fighting the Covid-19 pandemic in the State of Kuwait. The total value of these tickets is estimated at KD5 million.