Kuwait Air­ways an­nounce 15% in­crease in fre­quen­cies ‘Winter Sched­ule’

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

Kuwait Air­ways, the na­tional car­rier of the State of Kuwait, has re­vealed that the much an­tic­i­pated launch of its “Winter Sched­ule” has seen some im­me­di­ate and pos­i­tive changes to the air­line’s ar­rival tim­ings, across the air­line’s 36des­ti­na­tion world­wide net­work.

Ac­cord­ing to the air­line, the Winter Sched­ule rep­re­sents another sig­nif­i­cant step in Kuwait Air­ways’ five-year trans­for­ma­tion strat­egy that has al­ready seen the re­cent launch of the dy­namic new liv­ery and the im­pend­ing de­liv­ery of the first of 10 Boe­ing 777-300ERs into its fleet.

Within the first seven days of the new sched­ule, which started on 30 Oc­to­ber, on-time per­for­mance (OTP) lev­els have in­creased by 9.7 per cent, com­pared to the pre­vi­ous week and the old sched­ule. This brings Kuwait Air­ways in line with in­ter­na­tional av­er­ages, although Kuwait Air­ways man­age­ment were keen to stress that ex­ceed­ing these fig­ures re­mains the ul­ti­mate goal.

Com­ment­ing on the im­me­di­ately im­prov­ing re­sults, Chair­per­son and CEO, Rasha Al-Roumi, said: “Through a com­bined ef­fort of our op­er­a­tions and com­mer­cial team, one of the key ad­van­tages pas­sen­gers will note about the in­tro­duc­tion of the new sched­ule is that Kuwait Air­ways has rene­go­ti­ated its ar­rival time-slots at all of our 36 world­wide des­ti­na­tions.”

“The im­prov­ing ef­fi­cien­cies re­veal that the Kuwait Air­ways’ team has been able to suc­cess­fully scale-up op­er­a­tions, in line with the in­crease in de­mand and ca­pac­ity that has also been in­tro­duced,” Roumi added.

“These are just some of the first pos­i­tive steps we are notic­ing from the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the trans­for­ma­tion strat­egy; but, of course, Kuwait Air­ways re­mains com­mit­ted to achiev­ing even greater op­er­a­tional ex­cel­lence and con­sis­tent OTPs across our net­work, go­ing for­ward,” Roumi con­cluded.

A clear ad­van­tage - for busi­ness trav­ellers, in par­tic­u­lar - is that the new and im­prov­ing OTPs of­fer more con­ve­nient travel tim­ings for de­par­ture and ar­rivals. These new tim­ings have been ne­go­ti­ated across Kuwait Air­ways’ en­tire net­work of 36 des­ti­na­tions.

Kuwait Air­ways has also seen in­creases in fre­quen­cies to some of its most pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tions, in­clud­ing Lon­don, UK, now with 10 flights per week, and a daily ser­vice to New York - JFK. An ad­di­tional three flights per week to Is­tan­bul, has also brought the weekly to­tal of flights to the pop­u­lar Turk­ish des­ti­na­tion up to 10.

An ad­di­tional 32 flights, per week, have been added to Kuwait Air­ways’ over­all net­work - along ex­ist­ing routes. As a re­sult of the new sched­ule, an over­all av­er­age in­crease in fre­quency of 15 per cent is ex­pected, over the pre­vi­ous sched­ul­ing. Since Kuwait Air­ways an­nounced its five-year trans­for­ma­tion plan, in Septem­ber 2016, the air­line’s in­tro­duc­tion of new des­ti­na­tions, new flight tim­ings, new air­craft, and a new liv­ery have all come to­gether to cap a busy few months for Kuwait’s na­tional car­rier. Clearly, this is state­ment of in­tent and of big­ger and bolder things to come.

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