Jazeera Airways (J9, Kuwait) is planning to place an order for an undisclosed number of new aircraft towards the end of next year.

Speaking to Reuters, the Kuwaiti carrier's Chief Executive Rohit Ramachandran said among the options currently being considered include the A320neo from Airbus, the B737 MAX from Boeing, the C-Series from Bombardier, and the EJet E2 from Embraer. Deliveries would be expected to start from 2022 onwards.

Jazeera Airways currently operates an all-Airbus fleet of seven A320-200s with a further two to be added by February 2018. Thereafter, a further five to six will arrive on lease through 2022.

As previously reported, the airline has put on hold its longhaul expansion plans in favour of exploiting the Indian market's burgeoning potential. It currently connects Kuwait with Azerbaijan, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, India, Bahrain, and soon, Qatar.

During this month's Dubai Airshow, rival carrier Wataniya Airways (Q9, Kuwait) signed up for twenty-five A320neo through its aircraft provider, Golden Falcon Aviation.