Golden Falcon Aviation, the exclusive aircraft provider of Wataniya airways has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 25 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft. The agreement was signed at the Dubai Airshow 2017 by Dr. Hamad Al-Tuwaijri, Chairman of Golden Falcon Aviation, and John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer Customers, Airbus Commercial Aircraft in the presence of Ali Al Fouzan, Chairman of Wataniya Airways.
Wataniya Airways resumed operations in July 2017 and currently operates a fleet of two A320ceo aircraft serving several destinations in the Middle East and Europe from its home base in Kuwait. The A320neo Family will contribute to the airline’s strategic vision to become the fastest growing and leading airline in the country.
Wataniya Airways (Kuwait City) yesterday (March 16) ceased all operations.
The company issued the following statement on its website:
“We would like to inform you that, starting March 16, 2011 Wataniya Airways has ceased all its operations and will now enter a process to determine the future of the company. In the meantime, no flights will operate. Unfortunately, the company is not in a position to offer alternative flights to you. We regret that matters have reached this juncture and deeply apologize for the inconvenience it has caused.”
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Wataniya Airways (Kuwait City) will add Istanbul and the Kuwait-Istanbul route on May 5. The new destination will be served three times a week. The company has just taken delivery of its fifth Airbus A320.
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Wataniya Airways (Kuwait City) lost $20.6 million in its first half of 2009. The young airline launched operations on January 24, 2009. The company will take delivery of its four Airbus A320 in October.