Jazeera Airways gifts 50,000 free tickets to frontline COVID-19 workers

The total value of these tickets is estimated at $16.2 million.

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Jazeera Airways is gifting 50,000 free round-trip tickets to frontline warriors fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in the State of Kuwait.

The action reflects a commitment by the airline to back attempts executed by the Government of Kuwait. Jazeera Airways had made its assets and human capital available at the disposal of the Government, backing repatriation efforts as well as transforming its Park & Fly facility into the first drive-through COVID-19 testing center in the country.

Marwan Boodai
Chairman – Jazeera Airways

“We are honored to follow the directive of His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah – may God protect him – to the government to reward our fellow frontline workers for their efforts to prioritize the safety of our people in the fight against the pandemic. The fifty thousand free tickets will be redeemable to any destination served by our airline’s network. The tickets will be distributed to frontline individuals as directed by our esteemed Government.”

Eligible positions include healthcare staff, security staff and other civil workers who will be nominated by their ministry. Chosen and approved workers will be able to book their flights once Kuwait International Airport resumes commercial flight operations and will be available until the end of 2021.

Boodai concluded: “On behalf of everyone working at Jazeera Airways, I extend our deepest gratitude and recognition to our brave heroes for standing strong to ensure the health of citizens and residents in Kuwait. May God protect Kuwait and its people from all harm under the leadership of His Highness the Amir and his loyal Crown Prince.”

In its attempts to assist in the battle against the pandemic, Jazeera Airways has been flying repatriation flights to bring back Kuwaiti citizens who are stranded overseas. These flights have conducted from the UAE, the UK, Poland, Russia Saudi Arabia, Armenia, Jordan, Turkey, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Georgia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. To date, the airline has conducted more than 60 repatriation flights and returned home with 6,800 Kuwaitis.