Airline Profiles – Kuwait Airways
Kuwait Airways was only founded in 1953 as a joint operation with the government of the small Middle East country. At the time most of the British Empire, of which Kuwait was a part, was served by British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC). However, the new airline forged a market for itself by serving regional cities such as Damascus, Beirut and Jerusalem.
Early aircraft included de Havilland Doves, Douglas DC-3s and Vickers Viscounts. Later, Hawker Siddeley Tridents, Boeing 707s, 727s, 737s and Douglas DC-6s were used.
More recently the airline has retired its Boeing 747s, and is in the process of retiring its Airbus A300s and A310s. A number of its aircraft are operated for the Government of Kuwait on official duties.
The airline has entered a period of modernisation, introducing a new fleet of Boeing 777-300s to coincide with a new livery. Kuwait City airport is also investing in future redevelopment.
Kuwait Airways serves many destinations around the Middle East, Europe and Asia, with long-haul routes to New York and Manila.
Kuwait Airways website: www.kuwaitairways.com
Hubs: Kuwait City
Kuwait Airways Fleet
- 9K-AHI (Government Aircraft)
15 on order, due from 2019
- 9K-ANC (for retirement 2017)
- 9K-AND (for retirement 2017)
- 9K-GCC (Government Aircraft)
- 9K-ADE (Government Aircraft)
- 9K-AOA (for retirement 2017)
- 9K-AOB (for retirement 2017)
+1 on order
10 on order, due 2019