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Jazeera Airways - Some Info. And Questions

Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:10 pm

Jazeera Airways, the Kuwait-based low-cost airline, is another interesting concept.

It currently operates two A320 aircraft in a 165-seat layout to 5 destinations: Amman (3x weekly); Bahrain (daily); Beirut (daily); Damascus (daily); and Dubai (daily).

Do you know which destinations will be next?

Its cabin apparently features "sumptuous leather." Judging by its photos, it certainly seems nice - and nowhere near low-cost-like. Is this true in reality or merely the way in which the photos were taken?

Jezeera's passengers can "choose and buy from a wide range of delicious snacks, sandwiches and beverages on board the aircraft" and it does not carry cargo. Are its prices expensive or good value (and thus likely to result in you buying more)?

Its website is: http://www.jazeeraairways.com/Default.aspx

Have you ever flown this airline? If so, what was your experience like? Was your flight punctual? Any info. is greatly received.

Auxiliary revenue generation is essential for low-cost airlines. Do you have any idea how it is performing to this end?

Is it profitable? Can you provide proof?

How can you book a flight? Merely through its website or in travel agencies? Or perhaps, like Air Deccan (when I was last in India), in petrol stations?

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RE: Jazeera Airways - Some Info. And Questions

Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:28 pm

There's a big article on them in this month's issue of Airliner World if yo're interested  Smile
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RE: Jazeera Airways - Some Info. And Questions

Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:31 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 1):
There's a big article on them in this month's issue of Airliner World if yo're interested

Thanks.

I used to buy that magazine but I found that I got the info. in the news section weeks before it was published - and the mag. is quite expensive.

I think I'll pop to WHSmith sometime and do what I normally do: stand there and read it.  Silly

[Edited 2006-01-12 12:32:37]
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RE: Jazeera Airways - Some Info. And Questions

Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:53 pm

Seemingly, and this is my interpretation, Jazeera Airways is working on being labeled a ‘low fare airline’ whatever that may mean. And this may be because of factors such as operating as a low cost airline to destinations such as DXB will collide with full service operators such as Emirates. Also Jazeera strategy is to operate to major airports in the region as per their chairman’s’ statement. Hence the airplane has some business class seats (I believe 20). But there is not doubt they will make head way as I read in several forums about the positive customer reception (flights are fully booked way in advance).
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RE: Jazeera Airways - Some Info. And Questions

Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:56 pm

Quoting Qutaiba (Reply 3):
Hence the airplane has some business class seats (I believe 20).

Really? No mention of that on its website at all. How odd.

Considering its website says passengers "choose and buy from a wide range of delicious snacks, sandwiches and beverages on board the aircraft," would this apply to business passengers too?  Wink
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RE: Jazeera Airways - Some Info. And Questions

Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:11 pm

I am hoping Dammam as a destination from KWI with Jazeera. The KU schedule is pathetic, with no flight on wed, thu or fri, the busiest days in the Gulf.

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RE: Jazeera Airways - Some Info. And Questions

Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:16 pm

I am not sure about the bussiness pax services, but I would think its a different service quality. A good source to help with info is on a web site called AME (http://www.ameinfo.com) and I think more on Jazeera Airway's thinking can be deduced.

to date Jazeera is holding its cards close to its chest, and whats mostly being advertised are really low fare (three weeks advanced booking) prices, something like $60 one way to DXB. So word of mouth plays a major factor in its marketing campaign. Plus there are several other new entratnts in the region.

why don't they advertize the business class on their web site? who knows!
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RE: Jazeera Airways - Some Info. And Questions

Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:25 pm

Quoting Qutaiba (Reply 6):
So word of mouth plays a major factor in its marketing campaign.

Yeah, world-of-mouth is the best and cheapest form of advertising, done primarily by loyal customers. You MUST seek to achieve customer loyalty - customer satisfaction is the lowest acceptable level.

Quoting Qutaiba (Reply 6):
Plus there are several other new entratnts in the region.

Who are they?
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RE: Jazeera Airways - Some Info. And Questions

Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:31 pm

You're right in pointing out DMM, which would be a 'typical' LCC destination.

So it tells you something about their target markets, and whether Jazeera Airways is essentially modelled as an LCC.
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RE: Jazeera Airways - Some Info. And Questions

Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:33 pm

True.

Q - who are these new airlines?
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RE: Jazeera Airways - Some Info. And Questions

Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:36 pm

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 4):
Considering its website says passengers "choose and buy from a wide range of delicious snacks, sandwiches and beverages on board the aircraft," would this apply to business passengers too?

No
In Airliner World I do believe they did said that the premium passengers would get it for free.

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RE: Jazeera Airways - Some Info. And Questions

Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:42 pm

well you've got a new planned LCC, even though its stated as a domestic operator, in Saudia, there is also a newly licensed full service carrier in Kuwait (IPO planned in mid Jan), it is rumored that the new airport in Jebel Ali - Dubai will be the home for a Dubai privtely operated LCC, Jordan now has an charter (LCC fate accompli- operating from Amman).
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RE: Jazeera Airways - Some Info. And Questions

Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:47 pm

But jebel ali wont be ready for another 3 years?
 
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RE: Jazeera Airways - Some Info. And Questions

Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:00 pm

I am not really sure about the timing for the Jebel Ali airport completion, but the question is would DXB sit idle while LCCs are going to SHJ, AUH and the vicinity, while Dubai is the target destination of most of the pax, I would think that some bussinessman in Dubai would grab the evident business and that may infleunce the construction pace.

But that does not exclude the factor of Emirates assessment of the impact, who knows they may even veto it, but it will reduce the pressure on DXB with regards to LCCs applying to operate there, and improve Dubai as a connecting hub... at least I would think so.
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RE: Jazeera Airways - Some Info. And Questions

Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:05 pm

what is DXB's cureent available capacity many slots available?
 
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RE: Jazeera Airways - Some Info. And Questions

Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:15 pm

not really in the know about that, but considering Jazeera's recent entry, they seem to have some to spare, (and a lot more to follow, have you seen the non stop construction at DXB, and now they're gearing up for the Emirates 40 or so A380s, and building a third large terminal), so they ought to have plenty to go.
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