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Kuwait Airways says 2018 flight schedule compliance hits 90-95%

Carrier saw a major quantum leap in the improvement of its performance

Kuwait Airways CEO Kamel Al-Awadhi awards representative of a travel agency during a ceremony held yesterday

KUWAIT: Kuwait Airways, Kuwait’s national carrier, said yesterday that its flight schedule compliance unprecedentedly ranged from 90 to 95 percent in 2018. “Over recent years, mainly 2018, Kuwait Airways has seen a major quantum leap in the improvement of its performance,” the carrier said in a press statement. The airline is seeking fervently to notch up a high level of flourishing, development and expansion in view of its services, CEO Kamel Al-Awadhi was quoted in the statement as saying during a ceremony to award travel agents over their part in the company’s surging air ticket sales in 2018. Furthermore, the national carrier is expected to provide more services, launch fresh routes and take delivery of more planes during 2019, Awadhi boasted.

The newly opened Terminal 4, which is dedicated for the country’s only national carrier, is scheduled to be in full operation by June, he affirmed. Travel agents and offices made air ticket sales worth KD 120 million ($396 million) in 2018, up 35 percent over 2017’s figure, for the interest of Kuwait Airways, the airline’s assistant sales manager Naser Khorshed said. The surge in sales last year is undoubtedly the emblematic of travel agents’ confidence in Kuwait Airways, he added. Established in 1953, Kuwait Airways is a fully state-owned airline that has 40 destinations around the world. – KUNA

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