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KUWAIT CITY, June 28: The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Jazeera Airways Rohit Ramachandran said in an exclusive statement to Al-Anba daily that the company has submitted a request to the Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to fly to eight destinations from Aug 1, 2021, including Egypt, Antalya and Kiev whose flying time do not exceed five hours, reports Al-Anba daily. He said this on the sidelines of the company’s launch of its first flights to Tashkent in Uzbekistan, with two flights per week. Ramachandran said the company currently flies to more than 35 destinations, and began operations to 10 new destinations during the Corona pandemic. He noted the market share that the company at the moment stands at 22 percent and aims gradually to increase it to 65 destinations over the next 3 years.
Meanwhile, the government authorities in Austria announced the opening of its borders to travelers from many countries, including those coming from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries including Kuwait from July 1, reports Al-Anba daily. The Austrian government sources said this is an important step towards implementing the country’s post-Covid-19 strategy to restore social and economic activities while at the same time keeping in line with safety protocols issued by the health authorities.