Kuwait Airways doubles Mumbai service to twice a day as market share increases

Passengers benefit from morning, evening departures

KUWAIT: After recently concluding an agreement with the civil aviation authorities in India, Kuwait Airways has today confirmed that, from 10th May 2017, it will operate a twice daily (14 times per week) service to Mumbai.
According to industry data, Kuwait Airways, the official national carrier of the State of Kuwait, already has the largest market share of any single airline serving the Mumbai – Kuwait route; however, the latest figures indicate that this was further increased, by four percentile points, in 2016.

Undoubtedly, a twice a day service will provide more flexibility to passengers travelling to and from India’s commercial capital; however, transit passengers will also benefit from shorter connection times to Cairo, Jeddah and other GCC and Levant-based destinations, on Kuwait Airways’ network.

According to the airline, its two outbound flights to Mumbai will depart at 05:50hrs and 21:40hrs (Kuwait time), with the two inbound flights departing at 05:25hrs and 13:25hrs (Mumbai time) respectively. The travel time between Kuwait and Mumbai is approximately four hours.

As part of the announcement, Kuwait Airways also confirmed that its Mumbai destination will only be served by its Airbus A320ceo and Boeing 777-300ER aircraft; therefore, passengers on this route will be travelling on some of the airline’s latest additions to its fleet. While standard on Kuwait Airways’ new fleet of Boeing 777-300ER-s, Kuwait Airways has confirmed that all its A320ceo aircraft, serving the Mumbai route, will also guarantee Wi-Fi on-board.

Commenting on the additional services being added to and from Mumbai, Kuwait Airways’ Deputy CEO, Kamil Al-Awadhi, said: “Traffic between Mumbai and Kuwait has seen a significant increase in demand over the last few years and Kuwait Airways has been working hard, with all the concerned parties, to ensure the airline can cater to this growth.”
“We are delighted to have now secured an agreement with the Indian civil aviation authorities to increase our services to this important city destination and we would like to extend our thanks to everyone responsible for helping us to achieve this,” Awadhi added.

“Kuwait Airways is also pleased to announce that by deploying some of the latest additions to our fleet on this route, passengers flying between Mumbai and Kuwait will be some of the first to appreciate the new products and services we have been enhancing and introducing – all across our network,” he concluded.


This article was published on 01/05/2017