Jazeera Airways’ flight J9 139 landed at Al Ain International Airport (ANN) on Friday, 13 December at approximately 1:45 pm UAE time in the first ever direct service between the airport and Kuwait. The service was made possible with the support of Abu Dhabi Airports and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi).

The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Kuwait, His Excellency Saqer Nasser Al Raisi, attended Jazeera Airways’ inaugural flight of the first ever direct service between Kuwait and Al Ain, UAE. The Ambassador was welcomed by the airline’s Chairman, Marwan Boodai.

On arrival at Al Ain International Airport, the flight was welcomed by His Highness Sheikh Saeed Bin Tahnoun Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Acting Chargé d’Affaires at the Kuwait Embassy His Excellency Sheikh Sabah Nasser Al-Sabah, Acting Chief Operations Officer of Abu Dhabi Airports Mr. Ahmed Juma Al Shamsi, Director General of Al Ain International Airport Mr. Rashed Al Shamsi, and Acting Executive Director of Marketing and Communications, Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, Mr. Ali Hassan Al Shaiba.

His Highness Sheikh Saeed Bin Tahnoun Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan delivered a welcome note during a reception held on the sidelines of the arrival in which he conveyed the greetings of his father, His Highness Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammad Al Nahyan.

In a welcome reception held following the landing of the flight, Jazeera Airways Chairman, Marwan Boodai, said: “Jazeera Airways’ new flights to Al Ain is a milestone for our airline which has been growing steadily and providing a reliable service to customers in the Middle East, Asia and Europe. We are very pleased to be serving customers from Kuwait and our network with flights to the unique region of Al Ain.

“On behalf of our airline, I take this opportunity to extend our utmost gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Saeed Bin Tahnoun Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan and His Excellency Sheikh Sabah Nasser Al-Sabah for honoring us with their presence today, as well as to Abu Dhabi Airports and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi for enabling this new service and allowing us to connect passengers from our network to discover the wonders of Al Ain.”

Abu Dhabi Airports Chief Commercial Officer, Maarten De Groof, said: “We are delighted that Jazeera Airways has chosen to launch a new route from Kuwait to Al Ain as part of its rapid expansion plans in the region. The new route will unlock more choices for passengers travelling between Kuwait City and the growing airport of Al Ain. The GCC has always been one of our largest and most significant markets and Jazeera Airways’ new route will further expand Al Ain International Airport’s connectivity in the region that will truly benefit consumers.

“We look forward to building on our existing route portfolio across the Middle East and reinforcing Al Ain International Airport’s position as a major gateway to Abu Dhabi that facilitates sustainable economic growth for the Emirate,” De Groof added.

“The new flight route marks a significant milestone in tourism between Kuwait and Abu Dhabi, thanks to Jazeera airways tremendous efforts,” said Ali Hassan Al Shaiba, Acting Executive Director of Tourism and Marketing at DCT – Abu Dhabi.

“Our strong cultural ties and proximity make Kuwait a valuable tourism source for Abu Dhabi. We feel proud to witness the launch of this remarkable collaboration between the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi and Jazeera Airways, and we will be working closely with them to encourage travelers from Kuwait to discover the “heritage heartland” of the emirate and experience its unique offerings.” Al Shaiba added.

The direct flights between Kuwait and Al Ain opens a new route to explore the stunning views, rich heritage, and breathtaking nature of Al Ain, making it an ideal destination for family-friendly retreats and cultural excursions. Visitors to Al Ain can enjoy nature hikes, sightseeing, visits to some of the world’s oldest architectural wonders, and unique Emirati heritage experiences.

The service also provides flight connections between Al Ain and the airline’s network of another 33 destinations in the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

Kuwait-Al Ain Flights Schedule


Flight Number Frequency From To Departure
(Local Time)
(Local Time)
J9 139 Sunday, Monday and Friday Kuwait Al Ain 12:05 pm 2:40 pm
J9 140 Sunday, Monday and Friday Al Ain Kuwait 3:25 pm 4:05 pm

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