In 2005 the Kuwait Government permitted the establishment of non-governmental airlines, essentially ending Kuwait’s 50-year old dependency on a single airline. The 2005 Emiree Decree #89 established Jazeera Airways as first airline to enter this newly liberalized industry. Jazeera is privileged to carry the national flag of Kuwait as the country’s new national airlines.
Today, Jazeera Airways is a Kuwait Public Shareholding Company with an initial public offering in Kuwait that was oversubscribed 12 times. The airline is the first privately owned airline in Kuwait and the Middle East, and one of the few airlines in the Middle East built on a low-fares business model.
Starting operation on October 30, 2004 with a fleet of brand new Airbus, all leather seats, flying to the Middle East’s most popular destinations for both business and leisure.