LONDON, Feb 16, (KUNA): Kuwait Airways Company (KAC) Chairman Yousuf Al-Jassim said on Friday the company is in the process of operating summer flights to a number of European and Asian cities starting next June. The first of these destinations will be the Chinese city of Guangzhou and will be followed by a daily fl ight to Sabiha airport in Turkey, Al-Jassim told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) after the opening ceremony of the company’s office on Baker Street.
He added that the company is also in the process of operating a direct flight to the Moroccan city of Casablanca and French city of Nice through Paris and to Larnaca through Beirut, as well as to the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, the Azerbaijani capital of Baku and the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. He said that the company is waiting for the completion of its air fleet, which will start in June with the reception of a number of new aircraft respectively until 2026, the final period to complete the Kuwaiti fl eet, which will be 38 aircraft.
Al-Jassim revealed that Kuwait Airways is currently studying the possibility of opening a direct route between Kuwait and the British city of Manchester in order to make it easy for Kuwaiti students studying at various British institutes and universities in the north of the United Kingdom.
In response to a question whether Kuwait Airways would offer special rates to Kuwaiti students studying in the UK, he said “all our students in Britain or other countries will receive appropriate discounts.” On the return of the Kuwait Airways office to re-operate from the center of the British capital, Al-Jassim expressed his pleasure to reopen the office once again, adding that “returning again is part of the company’s main objectives in meeting the needs of passengers.” He said the British capital is one of the main destinations and the company is keen to provide all possible services to its customers.