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Kuwait Airways receives A320neo aircraft in December

KUWAIT: Kuwait Airways (KAC) is set to receive A320neo aircraft in December and three others by 2020, according to the agreed schedules with Airbus, KAC Board Chairman Youssef Al-Jassem said yesterday. This came during Jassem’s statement on the occasion of the arrival of Al-Jahra airplane, which was received by the company on Friday; the second out of 15 of the same type. The delivery of the new Al-Jahra aircraft comes within a deal of 28 aircraft purchased from Airbus factory in 2014, he said, adding KAC will continuously receive Airbus A330 aircraft until 2026.The new planes are designed to operate for short and medium-distance routes and characterized by reduced fuel consumption and with capacity of 134 passengers, he added. The airline, founded in 1953, currently flies to 50 global destinations. – KUNA

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