Kuwait National flag carrier, Kuwait Airways on Thursday received delivery of the world’s first Airbus A330-800 aircraft, one of only a total of 14 to be delivered to a collection of at least two airlines and customers undisclosed by Airbus. The two aircraft the airline received are the first of eight slated to join its fleet, which will cement it as the world’s largest operator of the type by far.
The airline boldly stated the additional aircraft is a necessary step and refresh to its fleet, which is currently comprised of Airbus A320s, Airbus A330-200s and Boeing 777-300ERs.
Kuwait Airways Chairman Ali Mohammad Al-Dukhan in a press release said, “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, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer. “With its best-in-class cabin comfort, the aircraft will quickly become a passengers’ favorite. Thanks to its high level of commonality and cost advantages, the A330neo will easily and efficiently integrate into Kuwait Airways’ current fleet of A320s, A330s and its future fleet of A350 XWBs.”