Etihad Airways and Kuwait Airways have signed a codeshare partnership on selected services. The deal will take effect on travel from January 5th.
The deal was signed by Yousef Al-Jassim, chairman of the national carrier of the state of Kuwait, and Christian Scherer, Airbus chief commercial officer, at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse.
Kuwait Airways’ has continued to implement its transformation strategy with the implementation of technology and consulting services from Amadeus. The carrier is currently undergoing a five year period of change under the stewardship of chairperson and chief executive Rasha Al Roumi, the Middle East’s first female airline leader.
Under the stewardship of chief executive Rasha Al Roumi, the Middle East’s first female airline leader, Kuwait Airways has undertaken to implement a bold new strategy designed to revive the airline’s once pioneering legacy in regional aviation. A transformative plan with clear infrastructural changes and new technologies will be implemented that will see it become the preferred airline linking Kuwait to the world, by 2021.
Boeing and Kuwait Airways have finalised an order for ten 777-300ERs (Extended Range), valued at $3.3 billion at list prices. The order underlines the popularity of the 777-300ER as the preferred long-haul aircraft of many of the world’s leading airlines including those from the Middle East. The airline originally announced its intent to order the 777-300ER in November.
Hertz has entered into a new partnership with Kuwait Airways to provide special rewards to members of the airline’s frequent flyer program, Oasis Club. As a result of the agreement, Oasis Club members can immediately take advantage of best available rates on car rentals at Hertz locations across the airline’s international network of 34 destinations, and beyond at any of the 8,800 Hertz locations worldwide, while earning 500 Oasis Club Miles for each rental.
Breaking Travel News interview Saud A. Al-Mokhaizeem, Planning Director for International Affairs, Kuwait Airways at the 2011 AACO AGM in Abu Dhabi.