KUWAIT CITY, March 4: Kuwait Airways, the official national carrier of the State of Kuwait, highlighted that its flights to New York-JFK have recently increased to a daily service, with a significant increase in demand driving this decision.
Noting a 20 per cent increase in market share to Kuwait Airways’ key North American destination, in 2016, the additional service now also benefits from the fact that the airline’s new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft are primarily servicing this route.
This has allowed for increased passenger capacity, per flight, on the longest international route on Kuwait Airways’ network.
While the current schedule has the New York — JFK route including a short stop in Shannon, in the Republic of Ireland, negotiations are currently active with regard to turning this destination into a non-stop route. No date has been set for such a change, but Kuwait Airways has reiterated that this remains firmly on the agenda — so as to match the fact that all other routes on its 36-destination network are now non-stop routes.
Commenting on the recent frequency increase, Rasha Al Roumi, Chairperson and CEO of Kuwait Airways said:
“New York is a key hub and gateway to the North American market and Kuwait Airways is excited to be increasing our capacity and frequencies to one of the world’s most exciting commercial and travel destinations.”