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.

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