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

04 September, 2018

Second time unlucky for Wataniya

For a second time in its history, Wataniya Airways of Kuwait has suspended operations after “unexpected circumstances" which were unavoidable the chairman Ali al Fozan announced yesterday.

It is the second time the airline has halted operations, albetit temporarily, this time the suspension in flying is due to “Three planes going out of service,” which leaves the airline with just one operational aircraft. One of the Airbus A320s it was using needs to have an engine replaced, wet-lease contracts on another two ended, following objections by Kuwait’s civil aviation authority - the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

The airline “cannot operate with one plane so we decided to suspend operations temporarily until return of the second plane,” said Al Fozan.

17 November, 2017

Wataniya Airways to add 25 A320neo Family aircraft

Golden Falcon Aviation, the exclusive aircraft provider of Wataniya Airways has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 25 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft. The agreement was signed earlier this week at the Dubai Airshow 2017 by Dr. Hamad Al-Tuwaijri, Chairman of Golden Falcon Aviation, and John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer Customers, Airbus Commercial Aircraft in the presence of Ali Al Fouzan, Chairman of Wataniya Airways.

Airline to upgrade its fleet with fuel-efficient single-aisle aircraft

Wataniya Airways resumed operations in July 2017 and currently operates a fleet of two A320ceo aircraft serving several destinations in the Middle East and Europe from its home base in Kuwait. The A320neo Family will contribute to the airline’s strategic vision to become the fastest growing and leading airline in the country.