Kuwait City : Kuwait Airways has received two A330neos, marking Airbus' first delivery of said aircraft in the world. These are the first two of eight A330neos the airline ordered.
"Kuwait Airways takes pride in its continued relationship and cooperation with Airbus for the past four decades," said Captain Ali Mohammad Al-Dukhan, Chairman, Kuwait Airways. "The delivery of the first two A330neos is yet another significant milestone for Kuwait Airways, as we progress towards our goals and implementation of our fleet development strategy," he added.
Kuwait Airways' A330neo will comfortably accommodate 235 passengers, featuring 32 fully-flat beds in Business Class and 203 spacious seats in Economy Class; it also offers a large cargo hold, capable of accommodating generous passenger baggage allowances.
"The A330neo is the right aircraft for Kuwait Airways in these challenging times. This unique product is spot-on with Kuwait Airways' ambition to expand its network in the most efficient and versatile way," said Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer, Airbus.
The A330neo is building on the features of the popular A330 and leveraging technology developed for the A350. It is powered by the latest Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, features a new wing with increased span and also has A350 XWB-inspired Sharklets.
Kuwait Airways currently operates a fleet of 15 Airbus aircraft comprising seven A320neos, three A320neos and five A330neos.