Two connecting flights turned into direct destinations
KUWAIT: As part of its revised new schedule of timings, frequency increases and ever-increasing number of destinations, Kuwait Airways, the national carrier of the State of Kuwait, has confirmed that Bangkok, Rome, Paris and Manila are now non-stop destinations on its international network. The new schedule’s new timings and increased frequencies, which came into force on 30 October 2016, have been applied across Kuwait Airways’ total network of 36 destinations.
The new schedule is part of Kuwait Airways’ five-year transformation strategy to overhaul its operations, commercial and service offerings to passengers and travel partners. One of the first steps in this transformation being the adoption of a dynamic new livery – revealed last month. The new livery was unveiled at a ceremony at Boeing’s factory in Everett, near Seattle, USA, on the first of 10 soon-to-be-delivered Boeing 777-300ERs, with the first due to arrive in Kuwait in December 2016.
Commenting on the why new direct routes have replaced the previous one-stop connecting flights, Rash Al-Roumi, Chairperson and CEO of Kuwait Airways, said: “Bangkok, Paris, Manila and Rome represent some of our most popular destinations and it was clear that a direct, non-stop route was the way forward, in order to offer our loyal passengers a more convenient option for reaching home, taking a business trip or going on holiday.”
“In conjunction with the new schedule’s better timings and increased frequencies, Kuwait Airways is confident that we are growing our share of the local and regional market – with passenger numbers up 40 per cent, over the last two years,” Roumi added.