Jazeera Airways, Kuwait's low-cost airline launched its direct weekly flights to Karachi on November 21.
The new service is the first in two decades between Kuwait and Karachi, and the second for the airline to Pakistan. It supports the growing trade relations between both countries.
In 2018, Kuwaiti exports to Pakistan crossed the $1.5-billion mark, mainly driven by oil exports, while exports from Pakistan to Kuwait reached $180 million. Kuwait is home to over 130,000 Pakistani citizen.
Jazeera Airways CEO, Rohit Ramachandran, said: “We are very pleased to have launched our new service to Karachi and offer our customers direct and transit routes to Pakistan's premier economic and social hub.”
Commenting on behalf of the Embassy of Pakistan in Kuwait, the Chargé d’Affaires, Ashar Shahzad, said: “It is a matter of great pleasure and pride that Jazeera Airways is starting flights from Kuwait to Karachi. Currently, there are no direct flights between Kuwait and Karachi. We are hopeful that the new direct route will enhance trade, political, social and cultural relationship between the two countries. We are thankful to Jazeera Airways for this and wish them success.”