Jazeera Airways & AirAsia Each Provide 50,000 Tickets to Frontline Heroes
Jazeera Airways and AirAsia will allow doctors and other front-line workers to travel for free, with 50,000 tickets on offer by each. These airlines providing free round-trip tickets to frontline heroes fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.
About AirAsia: AirAsia Berhad is a Malaysian low-cost airline headquartered in Malaysia. It is the largest airline in Malaysia by fleet size and destinations. AirAsia Group operates scheduled domestic and international flights to more than 165 destinations spanning 25 countries.
AirAsia India has launched an initiative it calls the ‘AirAsia RedPass,’ designed to acknowledge the efforts made by medical professionals during the coronavirus pandemic. Specifically, the scheme will pay tribute to doctors by giving away 50,000 free seats on flights across its domestic network as a gesture of gratitude.
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Ankur Garg, Chief Commercial Officer at AirAsia India, commented in a statement regarding the initiative.
About Jazeera Airways: Jazeera Airways is a Kuwaiti airline with its head office on the grounds of Kuwait International Airport in Kuwait. It operates scheduled services in the Middle East, India and Europe. Its main base is Kuwait International Airport.
Jazeera Airways provides 50,000 free tickets to frontline heroes of Kuwait Jazeera Airways today announced that it is offering 50,000 free round-trip tickets to frontline heroes fighting the Covid-19 pandemic in the State of Kuwait.
The initiative follows a pledge by the airline to support efforts made by the Government of Kuwait. Jazeera Airways had placed its assets and human capital at the disposal of the Government, supporting repatriation efforts as well as converting its Park & Fly facility into the first drive-through Covid-19 testing center in the country.
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.”
Announcing the initiative, Jazeera Airways Chairman, Marwan Boodai, said: “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 50,000 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.”
The total value of these tickets is estimated at KWD 5 Million.
Frontline workers nominated and approved by their ministry will be able to book their flight once Kuwait International Airport reopens for commercial flights and will be available until end of 2021. Jazeera Airways had contributed to the repatriation operation of Kuwaiti citizens from abroad.
Earlier, the airline placed its assets and human capital at the disposal of the government, participated in evacuating Kuwaitis stranded abroad, and converted its Park and Fly facility at Kuwait International Airport into a drive-through coronavirus testing center.
The airline is also operating expatriation flights that have been scheduled under the directive of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by request from local embassies. Regarding the resumption of commercial flights, Jazeera Airways affirmed its full readiness to launch passenger flights as soon as the Kuwait airport re-opens.