Kuwait Airways (Kuwait City) will remain a Boeing operator. The flag carrier has finalized its order for 10 777-300 ERs (Extended Range) with Boeing. The order is valued at $3.3 billion at list prices.
The airline originally announced its intent to order the 777-300 ER in November.
The 777-300 ER carries 386 passengers in a standard three-class configuration up to 7,825 nautical miles (14,490 kilometers), on nonstop routes.
Copyright Photo: SPA/AirlinersGallery.com. The airline also has 10 Airbus A350-900s on order with the first delivery in 2019. Kuwait is no stranger to the Boeing Triple Seven. The carrier has been a Boeing 777-200 ER operator. The pictured Boeing 777-269 ER 9K-AOA (msn 28743) will be replaced.
Kuwait Airways (Kuwait City) has selected Boeing (some good news for Boeing) with an intent to acquire 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft.
Boeing issued this statement:
Boeing is pleased that Kuwait Airways has announced its intent to purchase 10 777-300 ER (Extended Range) airplanes worth $3.3 billion at current list prices.
“We appreciate the start of a new partnership with Kuwait Airways,” said Marty Bentrott, vice president of Sales for Middle East, Russia and Central Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “Boeing looks forward to an enduring relationship with Kuwait Airways and we are excited to see that the 777-300 ER airplane, which is the preferred long-haul carrier for so many airlines around the world, will now play an important role in the airline’s fleet strategy and expansion.”
Copyright Photo: SPA/AirlinersGallery.com. Kuwait Airways also has 10 Airbus A350-900s on order. The airline was on the cusp of becoming an all-Airbus airline. It’s Boeing 777-200 fleet (pictured) is being phased out but this new order will restore the Boeing name in Kuwait. Boeing 777-269 ER 9K-AOB (msn 28744) completes its final approach to London (Heathrow).
Copyright Photo: Dave Glendinning/AirlinersGallery.com. The Boeing 777-200 ERs are being phase out as the airline becomes an all-Airbus airline. Boeing 777-269 ER 9K-AOB (msn 28744) taxies to the gate at London Heathrow Airport (LHR).