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Kuwait Airways Signs Purchase Agreement for 8 Airbus A330-800s

Kuwait Airways has signed a Purchase Agreement with Airbus for eight A330-800 aircraft.

The deal marks an important addition in Kuwait Airways’ fleet renewal and expansion strategy, as it also has A350 XWB and A320neo Family aircraft on order. Delivery of the new Airbus fleet will start in 2019.

Yousef Al-Jassim, Chairman Kuwait Airways said, “The A330-800 will seamlessly fit into our fleet expansion and growth plans. Its unbeatable operating economics and performance in addition to best in class passenger comfort make it a sound investment. We are confident that the A330-800 will support us to compete effectively on our expanding route network. Our relationship with Airbus extends beyond aircraft acquisitions and we look forward to further collaboration on technical fields.”

Kuwait Airways has signed a Purchase Agreement (PA) with Airbus for eight A330-800 aircraft. The deal marks an important addition in Kuwait Airways’ fleet renewal and expansion strategy, as the airline also has A350 XWB and A320neo Family aircraft on order. Delivery of the new Airbus fleet will start in 2019 Click to enlarge.

Launched in July 2014, the A330neo Family comprises two versions: the A330-800 and A330-900 sharing 99 percent commonality. It builds on the proven economics, versatility and reliability of the A330 Family, while reducing fuel consumption by about 25% and increasing range by up to 1,500 nm compared to the majority of A330s in operation.

The A330neo is powered by Rolls-Royce’s latest-generation Trent 7000 engines and features a new wing with increased span and new A350 XWB-inspired Sharklets.

“We are delighted that Kuwait Airways has chosen the A330neo as a cornerstone of its future widebody fleet. The A330-800 with its unique efficiency and versatility will support the carrier’s ambition to develop its expanding long haul network,” said Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer. “The aircraft will seamlessly complement Kuwait Airways’ A320neos and A350 XWBs and deliver unbeatable operating economics, full operational commonality and unmatched passenger experience.”

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