Kuwait Airlines

Kuwait Airways

Kuwait Airways
Kuwait Airways Information Kuwait Airways Fleets
Kuwait Airways Destinations Kuwait Airways Contact
Kuwait Airways Code Share Agreement Kuwait Airways Baggage
Kuwait Airways History Kuwait Airways Facts

Kuwait Airways Information

Founded 1954
Hubs Kuwait International Airport
Focus cities London, Dubai, New York, Paris
Frequent flyer program Oasis Club, Maraheb (new 2009)
Member lounge Dasman Lounge
Alliance Arab Air Carriers Organization
Fleet size 18
Destinations 39
Company slogan Earning Your Trust
Headquarters Kuwait City, Kuwait
Key people Hamad Abdullatif Al-Falah, CEO
Website http://www.kuwaitairways.com

Kuwait Airlines History

Kuwait Airlines is the national air carrier of the nation of Kuwait. Founded in 1954, it is an internationally renowned airline today. The head office of this airline is situated on the premises of the Kuwait International Airport. The areas covered by Kuwait Airlines are the Middle East, Europe, North America, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.

In 2008, the plan to turn Kuwait Airlines into a private shareholding company was approved by the National Assembly of Kuwait. This process of privatization is still under way till date. Kuwait Airlines has several subsidiaries and alliances, Automated Systems Co, Kuwait Aviation Services Co, Jet Airways (India) and Trans World Airlines, just to name a few.

History of Kuwait Airlines

  • Kuwait Airlines was founded in a time of great prosperity in Kuwait.
  • However, a couple of years later, the airline ran into serious financial difficulties resulting in the government taking over 50% of the airline following which it acquired the entire 100%.
  • Kuwait Airlines started using commercial jets in the early 60s. During that period it operated flights to London thrice a week.
  • In 1968, the airline acquired three Boeing 707s. This was followed by further deliveries making the airline’s fleet eight.
  • The eighties saw the modernization with the introduction of Boeing 727s and Airbus A300-600s and A310s into the fleet.
  • The airline lost most of its fleet during the war with Iraq.
  • Today, this airline is in the process of rebuilding the fleet and to achieve that goal it is heading towards privatization.
  • Once the takeover by private parties is effective, several employees who do not want to remain, are expected to move to other areas in the public sector.

Facts about Kuwait Airlines

  • It is the national airline of Kuwait.
  • Kuwait Airlines has over 6,000 employees, worldwide.
  • Although most of its fleet was destroyed during the invasion by Iraq in 1991, Kuwait airlines has committed itself in a total rebuilding of its fleet.
  • Today Kuwait Airlines has about 20 aircraft, which consist of various models of Boeing and Airbus.
  • This airline has codeshare agreements with Saudi Arabian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines.

Kuwait Airlines Features and Facilities

An interesting feature of Kuwait Airlines is the versatility of menus provided for different diet groups. Listed below are some of the different diet categories available:

  • Baby Meal: Tinned or bottle milk with baby foods and cereal-based formulas.
  • Infant Meal: Consists of a tin or jar of baby food, fruit and a sachet of milk.
  • Vegetarian Hindu Meal: An Asian recipe with only vegetarian ingredients.
  • Hindu Meal: The main feature is non-beef but may have chicken, fish or mutton.
  • Child Meal: Finger foods like fish and chips, chicken nuggets and hamburgers with milk and ice cream.
  • Low Gluten Meal: Specially made to suit the requirements of passengers with gluten intolerance.
  • Diabetic Meal: A meal composed of low-carbohydrate, low-starch and sugar-free ingredients.
  • Baggage weight allowances are according to the class traveled.

Kuwait Airways Destinations

Kuwait Airways Destinations in Africa

  • Egypt
    • Alexandria - Alexandria International Airport
    • Assiut - Assiut Airport
    • Cairo - Cairo International Airport
    • Luxor - Luxor International Airport
    • Sharm el Sheikh - Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport
  • Morocco
    • Casablanca - Mohammed V International Airport

Kuwait Airways Destinations in Asia

South Asia

  • Bangladesh
    • Chittagong - Shah Amanat International Airport [begins 29 October]
    • Dhaka - Zia International Airport
  • India
    • Chennai - Chennai International Airport
    • Cochin - Cochin International Airport
    • Delhi - Indira Gandhi International Airport
    • Mumbai - Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
    • Trivandrum - Trivandrum International Airport
  • Pakistan
    • Islamabad - Benazir Bhutto International Airport
    • Lahore - Allama Iqbal International Airport
  • Sri Lanka
    • Colombo - Bandaranaike International Airport

Southeast Asia

  • Indonesia
    • Jakarta - Soekarno-Hatta International Airport
  • Malaysia
    • Kuala Lumpur - Kuala Lumpur International Airport
  • Philippines
    • Manila - Ninoy Aquino International Airport
  • Thailand
    • Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi Airport

Southwest Asia

  • Bahrain
    • Bahrain International Airport
  • Iran
    • Tehran - Imam Khomeini International Airport
  • Jordan
    • Amman - Queen Alia International Airport
  • Kuwait
    • Kuwait International Airport Hub
  • Lebanon
    • Beirut - Rafik Hariri International Airport
  • Oman
    • Muscat - Seeb International Airport
  • Qatar
    • Doha - Doha International Airport
  • Saudi Arabia
    • Dammam - King Fahd International Airport
    • Jeddah - King Abdulaziz International Airport
    • Riyadh - King Khalid International Airport
  • Syria
    • Damascus - Damascus International Airport
  • United Arab Emirates
    • Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi International Airport
    • Dubai - Dubai International Airport

Kuwait Airways Destinations in Europe

  • France
    • Paris - Charles de Gaulle Airport
  • Germany
    • Frankfurt - Frankfurt Airport
  • Italy
    • Rome - Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport
  • Spain
    • Malaga - Malaga Airport [seasonal]
  • Switzerland
    • Geneva - Geneva International Airport
  • United Kingdom
    • London - London Heathrow Airport

Kuwait Airways Destinations in North America

  • United States
    • New York City - John F. Kennedy International Airport

Kuwait Airways in Terminated Destinations


  • India - Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Hyderabad
  • Iran - Isfahan, Mashhad, Shiraz
  • Iraq - Baghdad
  • Pakistan - Karachi
  • Singapore


  • Cyprus - Larnaca
  • Greece - Athens
  • Italy - Milano
  • Netherlands - Amsterdam
  • Switzerland - Zurich
  • Turkey - Istanbul, Ankara
  • United Kingdom - Manchester, Liverpool

North America

  • United States - Chicago, Los Angeles

Kuwait Airways Fleets

Aircraft Total Passengers
J C Y Total
Airbus A300-600R 5 18 18 196 232
Airbus A310-300 3 0 24 174 198
Airbus A320-200 3 0 20 110 130
Airbus A340-300 4 18 24 222
Boeing 747-400M 1 ** ** ** **
Boeing 777-200ER 2 24 24 219
Total 18  

Kuwait Airways Contact

Kuwait Airways Worldwide Stations


Station Info
Airport HYDERABAD - Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Airport  (HYD)
Airport Phone 0091-40-66605998/99
Sales Phone 0091-40-66830679/678/747
Email hyd@kuwaitairways.com


Station Info
Location ISB
Airport Phone 5593828 5593810 (Fax)
Sales Phone 2822727-2822194 2276450 (Sales & rsvn) 2272195 (Fax)
Email isb@kuwaitairways.com


Station Info
Airport LONDON-Heathrow (LON)
Location LON
Airport Phone 020-87457772/3/4/5/6 020-87455012 (Fax)
Sales Phone 020-74120006/10 (S/board) 020-74120007-74120006 Ext.254/253/252/251 (Rsvn.) 020-74120008 (Fax Admin) 020-74120266 (Acct.) 020-74120009 (Fax Accts) 020-74120006 Ext.225/222/226/228 (Sales) 020-74120429 (Fax Sales Office)
Cargo Phone 020-87457498/9 (Sales) 020-87457426 Ops 020-87596308 (Fax)
Email lon@kuwaitairways.com

Abu Dhabi

Station Info
Location AUH
Airport Address Abu Dhabi Airport
Airport Phone 5757092 5052589 5757565 (Fax)
Sales Phone Tel :(009712)-6313200 (5Lines)/6312238
Fax :(009712)-6312057
Email auh@kuwaitairways.com


Station Info
Airport JEDDAH (JED)
Location JED
Airport Phone 6853289/6853348/49 6853290 (Fax)
Email jed@kuwaitairways.com


Station Info
Sales Phone 416-9261275 (Sales) 416-9261275 (Rsvn.) 416-9261760 (Fax)
Cargo Address 77 Bloor Street West,Suite 1905 Toronto,Ontario M5S 1M2

New York

Station Info
Airport Phone Tel: (718)-751-4550/51
Fax: (718)-751-4560
Arrival/Departure Flight Info. (718)751-4556
Sales Phone Office :(201)-582-9222
Reservations :(201)-582-9200 (800)-4-KUWAIT (800)-458-9248
FAX : (201)-947-8113
Cargo Phone Tel : (718)-553-2840
FAX : (718)-553-5241
Email nyc@kuwaitairways.com

Kuwait Airways Codeshare Agreements

  • Ethiopian Airlines (Star Alliance)
  • Etihad Airways
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines (future SkyTeam member)
  • Singapore Airlines (Star Alliance)

Kuwait Airways Free Baggage


  • 40 kgs ( 88 lb ) for First Class fare.
  • 30 kgs ( 66 lb ) for Business Class fare.
  • 20 kgs ( 44 lb ) for Economy Class fare.