By Staff writer
Move is part of a five-year transformation strategy which includes the introduction of a new fleet
National carrier Kuwait Airways has launched direct flights to Bangkok, Rome, Paris and Manila as part of its new schedule of timings, frequency increases and rise in number of destinations.
The new schedule, which has been applied to the airline’s total network of 36 destinations, is in line with its five-year transformation strategy to renovate its operations and commercial and service offerings to passengers and travel partners, reported Kuwait Times.
The strategy include the addition of a new fleet comprising 10 Boeing 777-300ERs. The first will arrive in Kuwait in December 2016 and the others will follow shortly after.
“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,” said Rash Al-Roumi, Chairperson and CEO of Kuwait Airways.
“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,” Al-Roumi added.
Unfortunately they've done away with the Bangkok to Manila leg, which used to be one of the best flights available between those cities. Good luck, it seemed more sensible to combine Bangkok and Manila into one flight from Kuwait.