Kuwait Airways (Kuwait City) will expand and modernize its fleet with a new tentative order with Airbus according to Muscat Daily. Subject to finalization, Kuwait Airways intends to acquire 10 A350-900s, options for five more or five of the larger A350-1000s. The MOU also includes 15 A320neo aircraft and options for five more of the same type or A321neo aircraft. Deliveries are due to start in 2019.
In the interim period, the airline will lease 22 Airbus A320s and A330s with deliveries starting in late 2013. Additionally two A321-200s will be leased starting in July 2014.
The new aircraft are expected to replace the aging five Airbus A300B4-605Rs, three A310-300s, three older A320s, four A340-300s and the two Boeing 777-200 ERs.
Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/AirlinersGallery.com. The Airbus A310s will be one of the types to be retired. A310-308 9K-ALA (msn 647) prepares to land at Dubai.
First Nation Airways (Lagos) previously suspended all scheduled passenger operations in October 2012. It was previously operating three Airbus A320s which were returned to the lessors.
The African carrier has taken delivery two Airbus A319s (5N-FND, msn 647 and 5N-FNE, msn 660) on lease from ILFC. Both aircraft departed from Dublin on June 29. The airline is planning to resume operations although no start-up has been announced.
Copyright Photo: Greenwing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-113 5N-FND (msn 647) waits at Dublin for the delivery flight.
First Nation Airways (Lagos) suspended scheduled passenger operations in October 2012. It was previously operating three Airbus A320s which were returned to the lessors.
Now the carrier is planning to add two Airbus A319s (5N-FND and 5N-FNE) in order to resume operations.
Copyright Photo: Greenwing. Formerly operated by Air Inter Europe, Air France and Wind Jet, the pictured A319-113 EI-DVD (msn 647) has been painted at Dublin and is pending delivery as 5N-FND. Ironically the jetliner is inscribed with “Success is overcoming many failures” sub-titles on the rear fuselage!