09 December 2013
Kuwait Airways signs for 10 A350-900.
Kuwait Airways, the National airline of Kuwait, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to buy 10 A350-900 and 15 A320neo Family aircraft. The order is part of Kuwait Airways’ fleet renewal strategy. The carrier already operates 3 A320, 3 A310, 5 A300 and 4 A340 Family aircraft.
“The Airbus Family is the ideal choice for an airline like ours,” said Kuwait Airways acting Chairman Mr Jassar Al Jassar. “The A350-900 will strengthen our long haul route development. These aircraft are an essential part of our ambitious growth plans.”
“It’s great to see our long-standing customer Kuwait Airways, building its future with our newest, most efficient aircraft families,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers.
Kuwait Airways' fleet renewal has been a drawn-out process, interrupted by the government's efforts to privatize the airline.
It had previously intended to take a batch of Boeing 787s as well as a number of A320s under a modernization program.
Based on the press release “Kuwait Airways to buy ten A350-900 and fifteen A320neo Family aircraft” and on the article “Kuwait Airways signs for A350 and A320neo” published in Flight Global.