Showing posts with label Kuwait Airways. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kuwait Airways. Show all posts

06 June, 2022

ITA Airways and Kuwait Airways agree codeshare deal.....

Launch of codeshare flights between 

ITA Airways and Kuwait Airways

ITA Airways and Kuwait Airways have just announced they have agreed on a new strategic partnership, which will see Kuwait national carrier’s code used for ITA Airways flights within Italy and between Italy and Europe.
ITA Airways’ code will be used for Kuwait Airways flights between Kuwait and Rome Fiumicino/Milan Malpensa.  This Codeshare agreement will be available from June 6, 2022, as the travel start date. The agreement will take the partnership between the two national flag carriers to new heights, while providing greater opportunities to passengers in Kuwait and Europe.

Kuwait Airways will be able to sell 12 destinations within Italy (Palermo, Catania, Florence, Brindisi, Bari, Venice, Torino, Genoa, Trieste, Bologna, Naples, Lamezia Terme) and 2 international destinations (between Rome, Athens and Nice). 

Joint statement by ITA Airways and Kuwait Airways: “Kuwait is the natural historical connection point between Asia and the Middle East/Europe/USA on one side and Italy is the natural historical connection point between Europe/USA/the Middle East/the Indian Sub-continent/the Far East on the other side. Both Companies firmly believe that this agreement will enhance commercial and tourism relations between Italy, Europe, and Kuwait. Both ITA Airways and Kuwait Airways will work closely to offer the best services to passengers and improve the customer experience. Passengers and travel agents will be able to book these flights directly through our websites or the travel agents’ reservation systems. Furthermore, this codeshare agreement will further enhance the relationship between the two airlines and between the two countries, Kuwait and Italy.”

“Signing of this agreement takes place at the time when world air travel industry is witnessing the toughest challenges in the wake of the Pandemic. This agreement will provide better travel options and connectivity to travellers of Kuwait Airways and ITA Airways. Both airlines have also agreed to explore additional possibilities of cooperation in the future with Frequent Flyer Programme and expansion of codeshares.”

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30 October, 2020

Kuwait Airways takes delivery of its first two A330neos

Kuwait Airways, the national airline of Kuwait, has received its first two A330neos. These aircraft are the first of eight A330neos ordered by the airline. The carrier currently operates a fleet of 15 Airbus aircraft comprising seven A320ceos, three A320neos and five A330ceos.

This event also marks Airbus’ first A330-800 delivery. The new generation widebody aircraft is the latest addition to Airbus’ product line, highlighting the company's strategy to keep offering its airline customers unbeatable economics, increased operational efficiency and superior passenger comfort with proven latest technology platforms. Thanks to its tailored mid-sized capacity and its excellent range versatility, the A330neo is considered the ideal aircraft to operate as part of the post-COVID-19 recovery.

Kuwait Airways Chairman, Captain Ali Mohammad Al-Dukhan stated: “Kuwait Airways takes pride in its continued relationship and cooperation with Airbus for the past four decades.

11 March, 2020

Kuwait to close.....

Kuwait has announced it would halt all commercial passenger flights starting this Friday, 13th March in the wake of the ongoing Coronavirus COVID-19 crisis.   The nation has 72 confirmed cases of the infection at the moment,  but that number is expected to increases exponentially.

It banned people from socialising in restaurants and cafes and the government has asked the population to no longer hold traditional diwaniya private and public gatherings.  It has also declared a public holiday to run from 12th March to 26th March -  except for entities providing essential services.

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04 September, 2019

Kuwait Airways takes delivery of its first A320neo

Kuwait Airways takes delivery of its first A320neo

Kuwait Airways, the national carrier of Kuwait, has taken delivery of its first A320neo aircraft.

The delivery is a milestone in Kuwait Airways’ 65th anniversary celebrations, marking an important step in the airline’s ambitious fleet renewal and growth plans, which will phase-in 15 A320neo aircraft to its fleet in the coming years, following a purchase agreement signed in 2014. 

The A320neo will be a pillar of Kuwait Airways’ single-aisle fleet, bringing continuity to the success delivered by its current seven A320ceos, and ensuring a smooth transition for pilots, crews, and technical teams.

10 July, 2019

Turkish Airlines and Kuwait Airways start codeshare deal.

The inauguration of codeshare flights between Kuwait and Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen Airports. 

Turkish Airlines and Kuwait Airways announced a new strategic partnership, which will see Kuwait national carrier’s code added to Turkish Airlines flights, and Turkey’s national carrier’s code added to Kuwait Airways flights operated between Kuwait and Istanbul/Sabiha Gokcen Airports, this week. The Bilateral Codeshare Partnership will commence from 01st August 2019.

Both Airlines have enjoyed a cordial commercial relationship since 1991, and since then both airlines have been reaping the rewards of such partnership. Turkish Airlines and Kuwait Airways’ cooperation further strengthened by signing renewed ‘Special Prorate Agreement’ in May 2019, and this codeshare agreement is now expected to take the partnership of two national flag carriers to a new height, and provide a great opportunity for the passengers from Kuwait and Turkey.

15 October, 2018

Kuwait Airways orders eight A330neo

Kuwait Airways, the national carrier of the state of Kuwait, has ordered eight brand new Airbus A330neo's from Airbus today.

The A330 has become one of the most popular widebody twinjets ever, the European manufacturer has received over 1,700 orders from 120 customers over the years and the latest versions, the A330neo was launched in 2014 and has two variants, the -800 and -900, which share 99% commonality and share the Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines which offer substantial savings over previous engine offerings.
“The A330-800 will seamlessly fit into our fleet expansion and growth plans. Its unbeatable operating economics and performance in addition to best in class passenger comfort make it a sound investment." Said Yousef Al-Jassim, Chairman Kuwait Airways, adding "We are confident that the A330-800 will support us to compete effectively on our expanding route network. Our relationship with Airbus extends beyond aircraft acquisitions and we look forward to further collaboration on technical fields.”

Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer said, “We are delighted that Kuwait Airways has chosen the A330neo as a cornerstone of its future widebody fleet.  The A330-800 with its unique efficiency and versatility will support the carrier’s ambition to develop its expanding long-haul network.  The aircraft will seamlessly complement Kuwait Airways’  A320neos and A350 XWBs and deliver unbeatable operating economics, full operational commonality and unmatched passenger experience.”
The agreement was signed by Yousef Al-Jassim, Kuwait Airways Chairman and
Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer,
at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse. 

11 July, 2018

Kuwait Airways to launch Milan service

Kuwait Airways are all ready to launch a new route to Italy's second most populous city of Milan from 29th October this year.

The airline will operate the route three times a week on Monday's, Thursday's and Saturday's with an Airbus A330-200 aircraft.

The schedule for the new Milan flight will see the A330 depart Kuwait at 0840 to arrive Milan Malpensa at 1240, the return flight departs at 1400 to land back at its home base at 2125. 

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24 November, 2017

German court: Kuwait Airways can refuse Israeli passengers

A German court ruled Thursday that Kuwait’s national airline didn’t have to transport an Israeli citizen because the carrier would face legal repercussions at home if it did.

The Frankfurt state court noted in its decision that Kuwait Airways is not allowed to have contracts with Israelis under Kuwaiti law because of the Middle Eastern country’s boycott of Israel.

The court said it didn’t evaluate whether “this law makes sense,” but that the airline risked repercussions that were “not reasonable” for violating it, such as fines or prison time for employees.

An Israeli citizen, who was identified in court papers as Adar M., a student living in Germany, sued Kuwait Airways after it cancelled his booking for a flight from Frankfurt to Bangkok that included a stop-over in Kuwait City.

27 August, 2017

Final 777 For Kuwait Airways

The 10th and final Boeing 777 for Kuwait Airways arrived yesterday, the aircraft is called Garouh and the flight number for its first flight to its home base was KU1954 - the year the airline was founded.  

The flight number was carefully chosen to demonstrate the airline's commitment for continuous development, both of its services and the modernization of its fleet. While this was the last Boeing 777 for the airline, their expansion and modernisation programme continues at a pace with no less than 25 new Airbus aircraft on order. 

"Kuwait will continue to do everything in its power to serve Kuwait, its community, citizens, residents and all its customers. " The airline posted on instagram to mark the arrival of the tripple 7. 

05 March, 2015

Kuwait Airways in Finacial Danger.

The State owned Kuwait Airways could be facing a major damaging financial situation after the Kuwaiti government has reportedly refused to cover KD145 million ($490 million) in losses incurred during the past two years.

According to local media, Finance Minister Anas Khalid Al Saleh had demanded the airline shoulder its debts as it prepares to become a listed company, Arabic daily Al Qabas reported.

The airline incurred losses of KD67.6 million in 2013 and KD78 million in 2014, according to sources quoted by the daily.

Kuwait Airways CEO Rasha Al Roumi told Arabian Business last year, the airlines’ losses were $60 million in 2013 hat followed losses of KD80 million in 2011-12, on top of $275 million in losses in 2010-11 and $180 million the year before.