Jazeera Airways, a company located in Kuwait, has added a flight to Xian, China, to its route network.
Once every two weeks, an Airbus A320neo will fly between Kuwait International Airport (KWI) and Xian Xianyang International Airport (XIY).
However, there will be a technical halt at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, for refueling on flights from Kuwait to China.
The first flight by Jazeera Airways to China left on September 19, 2022. According to statistics from Flightradar24.com, the entire trip took around eight hours, including the technical stop in Bishkek.
The first privately owned airline in the Middle East was established in 2004 under the name Jazeera Airways. According to Planespotters.net, the airline has a total of 17 Airbus A320 aircraft in its fleet, comprising nine A320neos and eight A320-200s.
The airline mostly flies to locations in Europe, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East.
The announcement follows China’s relaxation of its COVID-19 flight restrictions for international planes by two months. China shortened the 14-day quarantine period for international travelers to seven days beginning on June 28, 2022.
Due to the global epidemic, China has been among the nations with the tightest quarantine laws and travel restrictions in the world.
Despite a modest loosening of travel restrictions for international planes, China still has stiff entry requirements for visitors.