On day three of the Dubai Airshow, Kuwait-based carrier Jazeera Airways has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Airbus for up to 28 A320neo family aircraft.
The deal – which was signed by Rohit Ramachandran, the operator’s chief executive officer and Christian Scherer, the airframer’s chief commercial officer and head of Airbus International – covers 20 A320neos and eight A321neos.
Marwan Boodai, Jazeera Airways’ chairman, commented: “We will effectively double our current fleet size to 35 aircraft by 2026. The airline has pulled out of the pandemic strongly in Q3 with a return to profitability. We have exciting expansion plans ahead, which will further boost our contribution to the Kuwait economy and in particular the travel sector.”
Scherer, added: “We are proud to extend our partnership with Jazeera Airways through this latest agreement which will add an additional 28 Airbus aircraft to its all-Airbus fleet.”
Commencing operations in 2005, Jazeera operates regionally and internationally serving the Middle East, Europe and Asia’s top destinations from its home base in Kuwait.
The firm currently operates a fleet of 16 Airbus narrowbodies including eight A320-200s and eight A320neos.