• Joe Breitfeller

Kuwait Airways Takes Delivery of First Two of Eight Airbus A330neos on Order

The national airline of Kuwait has received their first two Airbus A330neos out of eight on order. Kuwait Airways currently operates a fleet of seven A320ceos, three A320neos and five A330ceos. Today’s delivery also marks Airbus’ first A330-800 delivery.


Kuwait Airways Airbus A330neo - Courtesy Airbus

On Thursday (October 29, 2020), Airbus announced the delivery of two A330neos to Kuwait Airways, the national carrier of Kuwait. The carrier has a total of eight A330neos on order and currently operates a fleet of 15 Airbus aircraft including seven A320ceos, three A320neos and five A330ceos. Today’s delivery also marks the first time Airbus has delivered the A330-800, which is the company’s newest generation widebody. The mid-sized capacity A330neo offers unbeatable economics, increased efficiency, superior passenger comfort and excellent range versatility. In Today’s announcement, Kuwait Airways’ Chairman, Captain Ali Mohammad Al-Dukhan, said,


“Kuwait Airways takes pride in its continued relationship and cooperation with Airbus for the past four decades. The delivery of the first two A330neos is yet another significant milestone for Kuwait Airways as we progress towards our goals and implementation of our fleet development strategy. The introduction of the A330neos to our expanding fleet strengthens Kuwait Airways’ position as a prominent airline in both the regional and global aviation sector. As we are continuously reviewing our passenger requirements to provide excellent services, combined with comfort and safety during each flight, the arrival of the A330neos commences a new phase in the services we provide to our passengers on board, in addition to efficient and comfortable air transport services with Kuwait Airways.”


Also commenting on Thursday’s aircraft deliveries, Airbus’ Chief Commercial Officer, Christian Scherer added,


“The A330neo is the right aircraft for Kuwait Airways in these challenging times. This unique product is spot-on with Kuwait Airways’ ambition to expand its network in the most efficient and versatile way. With its Airspace best-in-class cabin comfort the aircraft will quickly become a passengers’ favourite. Thanks to its high level of commonality and cost advantages, the A330neo will easily and efficiently integrate into Kuwait Airways’ current fleet of A320s, A330s and its future fleet of A350s.”


Kuwait Airways’ new A330-800s are configured for 235 passengers with 32 full-flat beds in Business Class and 203 spacious Economy Class seats. The aircraft also offers a large cargo hold capable of accommodating generous baggage allowances for passengers. The Airbus A330neo builds on all the features of the A330, while leveraging the state-of-the art technologies developed for the A350. The aircraft is powered by the latest Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines and features a new wing with increased span and A350 XWB-inspired sharklets. The aircraft also delivers a 25 percent reduction in fuel burn per seat than previous generation competitor aircraft and is equipped with the ‘Airspace’ cabin, which offers more personal space and the latest in in-flight entertainment and connectivity.


Source: Airbus

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