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    Fire hits Kuwait airport’s under-construction passenger terminal

    2022-03-28T13:06:00Z

    Kuwait airport’s new passenger terminal has been hit by a fire while still under construction. The extent of any damage to the building, Terminal 2, is unclear. Kuwait’s directorate general of civil aviation states, through its official social media channel, that air traffic at the Gulf airport “has not been ...

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    Kuwait Airways to open second UK destination

    2022-03-25T12:25:00Z

    Gulf carrier Kuwait Airways is to open services to a second UK destination, with flights to the city of Manchester. The airline will operate three-times weekly to Manchester from 1 May. Kuwait Airways will deploy Airbus A320neo twinjets on the route, according to information from its reservations system. The airline ...

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    Kuwait Airways posted $870m loss in pandemic-hit 2020

    2022-03-21T10:06:00Z

    Kuwait Airways’ latest full-year financial statement shows the flag-carrier sustained a net loss of KD264.5 million ($870 million) during the pandemic-hit 2020. The airline’s revenues sank by 64% over the year, to just under KD138 million. Kuwait Airways had already been unprofitable before the crisis, turning in a 2019 net ...

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    Airbus long-haul activity weakens but A220 sales prove buoyant

    2022-03-09T08:02:00Z

    Airbus’s long-haul orders sank further into negative territory during February, although strong single-aisle sales – particularly for the A220 – left the airframer with positive net orders for the first two months of the year. Twenty A330-900s assigned to unidentified customers have been removed, Airbus’s latest backlog figures reveal. Although ...

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    Kuwait Airways turns to A330-900 in fleet rejig

    2022-02-24T15:39:00Z

    Kuwait Airways has rejigged its aircraft orders with Airbus, including a notable switch to the A330-900, to match more closely its development plans over the next few years. The carrier will also take a batch of A321neos including long-range versions of the twinjet. Kuwait Airways had eight A330-800s on order ...

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    Airbus delivers first A330-800s with handover to Kuwait Airways

    2020-10-29T12:44:00Z

    Airbus has delivered its first A330-800s, both aircraft being handed over to Middle Eastern operator Kuwait Airways. The -800 is the smaller of the two A330neo family members. Kuwait Airways had ordered eight of the twinjets, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, in late 2018 as part of ...

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    Kuwait Airways to lay off 1,500 staff

    2020-05-28T21:28:00Z

    Kuwait Airways is to shed 1,500 foreign personnel in response to the problems presented by the coronavirus crisis. The flag-carrier states that the “difficult decision” follows the “great hardships that the company is facing” as a result of the impact on the air transport sector. As a result ...

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    Kuwait A330-800 delivery set for third quarter

    2020-03-05T09:09:00Z

    Kuwait Airways appears set to take delivery of its first Airbus A330-800 in the third quarter of this year. FlightGlobal understands, from a source familiar with the situation, that the airline is working to this timetable following the certification of the -800 in mid-February. Kuwait Airways is configuring ...

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    Kuwait Airways turns in huge full-year loss

    2020-01-15T18:55:00Z

    Kuwait Airways’ latest full-year financial figures show the airline’s losses worsened to KD131.9 million ($435 million), the equivalent of over $17 million in losses for every aircraft in its fleet. Its revenues for the year to 31 December 2018 rose by 10% to KD344 million. While it slashed ...

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    A330-800 certification slips to 2020

    2019-10-30T08:51:59Z

    Airbus has quietly pushed back A330-800 certification to next year, shifting the timeline for approval of the smaller A330neo variant.

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    PICTURE: Kuwait Airways takes first A320neo

    2019-09-02T05:44:53Z

    ​Kuwait Airways has received its first Airbus A320neo, the first of 15 of the type ordered by the Gulf carrier.

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    Ground worker killed in Kuwait 777 towing accident

    2019-05-06T18:21:28Z

    ​Kuwait Airways has disclosed that a ground-support worker was killed during a towing accident at the company’s base airport on 6 May.

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    ​A330-800 certification on schedule for second half of 2019

    2019-04-02T10:24:17Z

    Airbus is half way through the flight-test programme for the A330-800 and on course to receive certification in the second half of 2019.

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    Eighteen A330neos revive Airbus long-haul order book

    2018-11-09T18:11:53Z

    ​Airbus secured orders for 10 A330-900s from an undisclosed customer at the end of October, rounding off a month in which it formally logged eight A330-800s for Kuwait Airways.

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    ​Airbus comes out fighting as A330-800 finally flies

    2018-11-06T19:46:22Z

    Airbus could not disguise its delight in proving doubters wrong today with the first flight of the A330-800, saying it is “ready to bat the ball right down Boeing’s throat”.

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    PICTURES: A330-800 returns after successful first flight

    2018-11-06T15:06:09Z

    ​The Airbus A330-800 has landed back in Toulouse after a successful 4h 4min first flight from Toulouse.

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    ​A330-800 certification due in mid-2019, Kuwait delivery in 2020

    2018-11-06T12:14:40Z

    Airbus will complete flight-testing of the A330-800 in mid-2019 but the first delivery to launch customer Kuwait Airways is not due until 2020.

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    Kuwait Airways signs for eight A330neos

    2018-10-15T14:01:49Z

    Kuwait Airways has signed a purchase agreement for eight Airbus A330-800s.

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    Kuwait Airways awards thrust-reverser MRO deal to Safran

    2018-01-23T16:43:32Z

    Safran Nacelles has been contracted to service thrust reversers on the Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines powering Kuwait Airways' Airbus A330 fleet.

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    China Southern 777 wing clips Kuwait 777

    2018-01-08T07:16:42Z

    A China Southern Airlines Boeing 777-300ER's right wing tip struck a Kuwait Airways aircraft on 6 January at New York's John F. Kennedy International airport, causing damage to both jets.