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Ink Publishing continues its global expansion

Kuwait: Tuesday, February 12 - 2008 @ 08:28

With contents produced in both English and Arabic, the first quarterly issue of J was (published on) 1 December 2007.

Ink’s burgeoning international publishing portfolio now includes over 30 inflight magazines produced in 14 languages.

“We chose Ink Publishing because of their proven track record with launching innovative, commercially successful inflight magazines,” says “Mr. Fawaz Al-Sirri, Jazeera Airways Communications Manager.”

Mr Al-Sirri continued: “J magazine is unlike any other inflight magazine and indeed unlike any other magazine in the Middle East. It surely adds to the inflight experience.”

After having made a profit and increased traffic at its home base, Kuwait International Airport, by 14% in its first year of operation, in February last year the airline was the first in the region to open a second hub in Dubai, making it the only low-cost airline in the city. Travellers flying from Dubai now have the choice of 16 different destinations around the region, including nonstop flights from Dubai to Kuwait, Bahrain, the Maldives, Beirut, Delhi, Mumbai
and Kochi.

All Jazeera Airways aircraft are brand new and luxuriously fitted with its signature leather seats in keeping with the airline’s low cost/high quality business model.

Simon Leslie, Group Publishing Director of Ink Publishing said “Jazeera Airways has the fastest growing network in the Middle East, and will fly over 1.6 million passengers in the first year of publication. We have been watching the airline’s progress for nearly two years now, and are confident that J magazine will be another winning publication in our portfolio.

Leslie continued: “Jazeera Airways has made an incredible impact on the regional travel market, with both business and leisure passengers coming back again and again for Jazeera Airways’ enjoyable travel experience and first rate Jazeera Plus premium cabin and service. J Magazine is specifically geared toward this unique, captive audience.”

Michael Keating, Ink Publishing’s Group Creative Director added, “J is not the typical inflight or travel magazine. It does not exclusively promote the Kuwait or Dubai hubs, but taps into what is exciting, new and being ‘talked about’ across the whole network. In keeping with the groundbreaking success of the airline, we will cover fashion like Cosmopolitan, cars like Motor Trend, celebrities like Hello, business likeFast Company, health like Glamour and destinations like Time Out.”

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