Oneworld alliance member Malaysia Airways and Kuwait Airways have signed a bilateral interline settlement commencing April 1.
The settlement was signed by Kuwait Airways chief Maen Razouqi and the chief govt of Malaysia Airways, Captain Izham Ismail, on the sidelines of a ceremony held within the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.
The improved partnership will allow Kuwait Airways to broaden its community and higher serve its passengers by way of Malaysia Airways’ Kuala Lumpur hub, together with on Malaysia Airways home flights and regional providers to Singapore, Taipei, Seoul and Tokyo, in addition to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Auckland.
Malaysia Airways passengers will profit from interline connectivity by way of Kuwait to different GCC, Center Jap and North African on the Kuwait Airways community.
“We’re happy to enter a brand new chapter within the long-standing relationship between Kuwait Airways and Malaysia Airways, which is anticipated so as to add worth to our clients and supply them varied choices, larger effectivity, and a extra complete community. The Center East market is vital to Malaysia Airways, and we’re always striving to broaden our community and vary of merchandise to higher serve this sector,” mentioned Malaysia Airways chief Ismail.
“This settlement is the primary partnership which is able to additional facilitate a strategic cooperation with Malaysia Airways, throughout a number of areas and in all fields of the aviation sector. That is additionally an vital a part of the historic and robust relations between the State of Kuwait and the Kingdom of Malaysia, that are characterised by an understanding in any respect political, financial, and cultural ranges between each the nations,” mentioned Kuwait Airways’ Maen Razouqi.
Kuwait Airways lately elevated flights to Kuala Lumpur, its prime govt famous.
“Kuala Lumpur is one in every of Kuwait Airway’s most vital locations. Since its launch in October 2022 with two flights per week, there was a rising demand from our valued passengers to journey to this vacation spot. Accordingly, Kuwait Airways elevated the variety of flights by three flights per week operated on the Airbus A330-800. Furthermore, Kuala Lumpur additionally distinguishes itself as an acceptable vacation spot for holidays and is taken into account the cultural, monetary, and financial hub of Malaysia and the Far East,” mentioned Maen Razouqi.
Kuwait Airways lately launched into a fleet renewal, changing older-generation plane with new-technology fashions together with the A320neo and A330neo household of plane.
The Kuwaiti flag service additionally has a Boeing 777-300ER fleet, together with first-class suites.
Kuwait Airways at the moment flies 4 A330-800neo plane and is because of take supply of seven barely bigger A330-900neos.
The A330-800neo is extraordinarily uncommon.
There are at the moment simply seven of them in operation – 4 with Kuwait Airways, two with Uganda Airways and one with Air Greenland.
Earlier this month, Kuwait Airways flew to New York’s Kennedy Airport with the A330-800neo for the primary time, changing a 777-300ER. This 13-hour flight set the file for the longest industrial A330-800neo service to this point.
Kuwait Airways’ A330-800neos are available in a two-class configuration comprising 32 full flat enterprise class seats and 203 financial system class cabin seats in a 2-4-2 configuration.