KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT — At an event held at Kuwait International Airport, the country's second national airline Jazeera Airways took delivery of its tenth and eleventh A320neo aircraft from Airbus, bringing the airline's fleet to a total of 19 aircraft from seven in 2018.

These are the first aircraft to be delivered from the airline's 2021 order book for 20 A320neos and 8 A321neos. The event was attended by officials from the Kuwait Directorate General for Civil Aviation, the Ministry of Interior, and the French Embassy in Kuwait and hosted by Chairman Marwan Boodai and Chief Executive Officer Rohit Ramachandran.

Jazeera Airways placed an order for 28 aircraft with Airbus in November 2021. The agreement is valued at US$3.4 billion (KD1.3 billion). Jazeera was the first airline in the Middle East to operate the A320neo.

CEO Rohit Ramachandran said: "Jazeera is focusing on expanding its fleet with these latest aircraft from our partner Airbus, offering more environmentally friendly neo models, which provide a range of benefits including 18% fuel-saving, quieter engines with 50% less CO2 emissions."

The airline's growing fleet will support its expansion plans for Q4 2022 and into 2023 with new destinations and increasing frequencies on existing routes.