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Cham Wings Airlines starts the Damascus – Kuwait City route

Cham Wings A320-200 (Grd)(Cham Wings)(LR)

Cham Wings Airlines (formerly Sham Wing Airlines) (Damascus) today (April 26) expanded its small network by adding the international Damascus – Kuwait City route with its Airbus A320 according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA). Previously the Syrian airline was only operating domestic flights in war torn Syria. According to the report, the airline wants to expand further to Dubai, Sharjah and Cairo.

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The company was established in 2007 and is not well known.

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Kuwait Airways finalizes its order for 10 new Boeing 777-300 ERs

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.

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Emirates launches the shortest Airbus A380 flight

Emirates (Dubai) on July 16 launched a new Airbus A380 service to Kuwait City, the world’s shortest scheduled A380 flight.

The arrival of the upgraded EK 857 service, which touched down at Kuwait International Airport, marks 25 years of Emirates’ flights to the country.

The Emirates’ A380 flight to Kuwait is just one hour and 45 minutes, the shortest A380 service in operation today. Since 2008, the airline has carried 27.5 million travelers on its now 50 A380s.

Kuwait is only the second market in the Middle East to be served by the airline’s flagship aircraft after the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Flight EK 857 leaves Dubai at 1600 and arrives in Kuwait at 1645 local time. Flight EK 858 departs Kuwait at 1825 and lands in Dubai at 2110.

Copyright Photo: Andi Hiltl/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A380-861 A6-EDO (msn 057) departs from Zurich.

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WSJ: Kuwait calls in Ms. Roumi to turn around Kuwait Airways

Kuwait Airways (Kuwait City) has a new CEO. Ms. Rasha Al Roumi, 52, has been selected by the Kuwait government to turn around the flag carrier according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

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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).

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Emirates to bring the Airbus A380 to Kuwait starting on July 16

Emirates (Dubai) will introduce a scheduled Airbus A380 service to Kuwait City starting on July 16, marking the airline’s 25th anniversary of flights to the country of Kuwait.

EK 857 and EK 858 will be upgraded to a double decker, bringing Emirates’ highly popular flagship aircraft to Kuwait International Airport.

It was July 16, 1989 when Emirates began flights between Dubai and Kuwait, and the airline now serves the route five times daily with a combination of Boeing and Airbus aircraft.

The Emirates A380 on the Kuwait route will offer 14 First Class Private Suites, 76 flat-bed seats in Business Class and 399 seats in a quiet and spacious Economy Class.

Kuwait is only the second market in the Middle East to be served by the airline’s A380 aircraft after the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Emirates currently operates its A380 to 28 of its 142 global destinations.

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A380-861 A6-EDC (msn 016) climbs away from the runway at London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR).

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Kuwait Airways signs MOU for 10 Airbus A350-900 and 15 A320neo aircraft

Kuwait A350-900 (93)(Flt)(Airbus)(LRW)

Kuwait Airways (Kuwait City), the National airline of Kuwait, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to buy ten Airbus A350-900 and fifteen A320neo Family aircraft. The order is part of Kuwait Airways’ fleet renewal strategy. The carrier already operates three Airbus A320s, three A310s, five A300s and four A340s.

Image: Airbus.

Kuwait Airways: AG Slide Show