Gold Medal and Travel 2 owner dnata Travel Group has set up a general sales agent (GSA) business unit in the UK.
Jazeera Airways has signed up as the unit’s launch partner, as previously reported by TTG.
It comes after Jazeera announced in August it would launch its first long-haul service on 27 October, flying daily between Gatwick and Kuwait.
Dnata operates similar divisions in the Middle East and India, and has represented more than 30 airlines to date.
Simon Woodford, director of air supply and distribution for the new unit, said: “This is a natural extension of the service we already offer airlines looking to operate in the Middle East and India.
“We’re looking forward to developing the business in Europe over the next three years and using our experience and service to the benefit of our partners.
“We’re especially pleased to be working with Jazeera Airways as our launch partner which, as the first budget airline to operate between London and the Gulf, is bringing a fresh option for travellers to the market.”
Siva Ramachandran, Jazeera’s regional manager UK and Europe, added: “We’re pleased to have the dnata Travel Group team at our side as we enter the UK market and look forward to deepening our relationship with them further.
“Our new service between Kuwait and London is a first for a low-cost carrier in the Middle East, so we’ll be working closely with Simon and the team to maximise what we expect will be high demand for the route.”