Kuwait's Jazeera Air puts India debut ahead of long-haul move

Kuwaiti carrier Jazeera Airways has delayed a planned expansion into long-haul flights to focus on extending its existing network to serve the Indian subcontinent.

Jazeera, which has previously been limited to operations within the Middle East, will start operating to Hyderabad in India and Lahore in Pakistan this month before adding Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai later in the fourth quarter, Chairman Marwan Boodai said in an interview.

Boodai had said in February that Jazeera aimed to commence intercontinental services this year once it had secured an alliance with a major airline based in Europe or Asia. While that plan remains "alive," it wonâ??t happen in 2017 after the carrier reset its priorities in light of surging short-haul demand.

Courtesy: Gulf News

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