Kuwait Airways network increases to 37 destinations
New routes demonstrate demand for expansion
Kuwait Airways, the national carrier of the State of Kuwait, announced yesterday that two new routes have been added to its network of international destinations, with the Munich route having already started (30th of October) and Najaf, Iraq, to be added from 1st December 2016.
As part of the national carrier’s fiveyear transformation plan, Kuwait Airways recently announced that it had introduced a new “Winter Schedule”, which saw a revision to its departure and arrival timings across its network, increased frequencies on key routes, and is now seeing the addition of new destinations.
The addition of Munich has added to Kuwait Airways’ existing network into Germany, served through Frankfurt, and is now operating three flights per week to the Bavarian capital. Including Frankfurt, this brings the total number of flights to the EU’s most populous and largest economy to seven flights per week. Flights to Najaf, Iraq, will start from December 1 and offer a twice-weekly service, every Sunday and Thursday.
“While we have stated that some of the immediate priorities, within Kuwait Airways’ five-year transformation plan, are to consolidate and enhance our existing network; a profitable airline must always be in tune with the commercial demands of our passengers,” said Rasha Al-Roumi, Chairperson and CEO, of Kuwait Airways.
“The addition of these new routes are part of a growth strategy towards a profitable and sustainable business model, as well as contributing to positioning the national carrier as the preferred airline linking Kuwait to the world,” Roumi concluded.