Jazeera Airways will launch a new Gatwick-Kuwait service in October – the first new service to the Gulf state from the UK for 55 years.
Daily flights to Kuwait airport will get under way on 27 October, offering onward connections to Dubai, Bahrain and Doha, as well as India.
The airline will operate the service using new Airbus A320neo aircraft in a three-class configuration.
Economy fares lead in from £370 return; premium from £800 return; and business from £1,050 return.
Flights will depart Gatwick at 1.55pm on Monday; 1.45pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 2pm Fridays; 4.40pm Saturdays; and 12.35pm Sundays.
Jazeera Airways chairman Marwan Boodai said the airline’s low-cost propositon offered a “strong alternative” to legacy airlines operating to the Middle East.
“We look forward to serving the UK market, and extending consumer choice to Kuwait and the Gulf with our value proposition,” he added.
Stephen King, Gatwick’s head of airline relations, said the route would open up new business opportunities across the oil, financial services and technology sectors.