Kuwait Airways

Kuwait Airways

Linking Kuwait to the World

4.2/5
Based on 350 ratings

About Kuwait Airways

IATA code

KU

ICAO code

KAC

Kuwait headquarters

Kuwait City - Kuwait

Main operational airport

Kuwait International Airport (KWI)

Number of destinations covered by KuwaitAirways

46

Most popular destination

KWI, IST, CAI, MNL

Most popular routes

KWI - IST, KWI - CAI, CAI - KWI, KWI - RUH

Year of establishment

1954

Parent company

Government of Kuwait

Popular fleet 

B777-300ER, A330-800neo, A330-200, A320neo

Official airline website 

kuwaitairways.com/en

Kuwait Airways customer service number

00965-24345555/4401

Kuwait Airways aims to offer customer-oriented services to meet all the needs and preferences of travelers. Whether business or economy class, the airline is committed to providing premium services. 

Kuwait Airways' philosophy is to become a link between Eastern and Western regions for both business and leisure travel. And with a global reach and a local touch, Kuwait Airways booking comes with services that meet international standards while staying true to the country's traditions. The airline also uses the latest technology to improve reliability and safety. 

So if you’re planning a trip within or around the Middle East, book Kuwait Airways through Almosafer.

Almosafer gives you the opportunity to discover the world by providing special offers on Kuwait Airways flight booking.

Historical Highlights:

  • In 1962: Kuwait Airlines took the lead regarding jet aircraft when leasing the world's first jet-engined plane, Comet 4-C.
  • In the 1960s: As part of expanding the airline network, flights to London were scheduled 3 times/ week.
  • In 1968: 3 Boeing 707s were delivered.
  • 10 years later: Kuwait Airways owned a fleet of 8 Boeing 707s.​
  • In 1978: Kuwait Airways received 2 B747-200s and another one a year later, which enabled the airline to extend its network to include New York and Manila. 
  • In 1980-1981: 4 B727-200s were delivered. 
  • In 1986: 3 Boeing 767-200ERs joined the wide-body fleet.

Unfortunately, Kuwait airways premises and 15 aircraft were destroyed during the Iraqi invasion. Yet, the airline was relaunched after the liberation of Kuwait. Until 1998, the airlines further expanded to include a 17- aircraft fleet. 

Kuwait Airways Fleet

Between the end of 2014 and 2020, Kuwait Airways received 30 aircraft, as follows:​

  • 5 Airbus A330-200s 
  • 7 Airbus A320-200CEOs 
  • 10 Boeing B777-300ERs 
  • 6 A320neos
  • 2 A330-800neos 

Moreover, the following aircraft are expected to be delivered in the few upcoming years: 

  • 2 A330-800 NEOs 
  • 7 A330-900s
  • 7 A320 NEOs
  • 9 A321 NEOs
  • 2 A350s

Kuwait Airways Cargo 

Kuwait Airways delivers a wide-selection of shipments, including general dry freight, refrigerated cargo, perishables, dangerous goods, or living animals.

  • Fresh products (Seafood, flowers): Specialized perishable cargo ensures that products are delivered fresh and clean. 
  • Dangerous goods: Kuwait airways follows IATA safety standards and regulations to guarantee safe delivery of dangerous goods.
  • Living animals: A certified team of professionals will handle the process, so your animals arrive safely. 
  • Pharma products: Pharma handling is a wide range of specialized air cargo services for temperature-sensitive shipments. 
  • Courier & CBV products: From important documents to spare parts, Kuwait Airways secures a speed and safe delivery of urgent shipments. 

Kuwait Airways Recognitions and Awards

Award /Year Nomination

Award /Nomination Type

2021

Kuwait Airways receives a 5-star rating by APEX

2021

Nomination for Middle East's Leading Airline by World Travel Awards

2021

Nomination for Middle East's Leading Airline - Economy Class by World Travel Awards

2019

Nomination for Middle East's Leading Airline by World Travel Awards

2017

Nomination for Middle East's Leading Cabin Crew by World Travel Awards

(Awards & Recognitions)

Kuwait Airways Codeshare Partners
 

Since a codeshare agreement is one way to expand services to more destinations, Kuwait Airways has partnered with the below airlines:

(Partners Source) 

Travel Updates

 Check out the latest travel, safety and entry requirements for Kuwait

Kuwait Airways services for Economy Class, Business Class and First Class

Economy Class

  • 1 x 7kg carry-on baggage
  • 2 x 23kg checked baggage
  • Comfortable seats 
  • Hot meals
  • Blanket & pillow
  • Entertainment system

Business Class

  • 1 x 11kg carry-on Baggage
  • 2 x 32kg checked baggage
  • Comfortable seats 
  • Access to business lounge
  • Movies
  • Blankets
  • Headsets
  • Sleeping​ blinds
  • Meals & beverages

First Class

  • 1 x 11kg carry-on baggage
  • 3 x 32kg checked baggage
  • Access to airport lounge
  • Premium meals & beverages 
  • Blankets
  • Limousine services at London Airport
  • Enclosed suites
  • Fully reclinable seat

Kuwait Airways Baggage Allowance

Hand Baggage

Check out the following guidelines for hand baggage allowance:

  • The baggage should not exceed the maximum size to fit the overhead locker.
  • In addition to your main hand baggage, you can carry one ladies' handbag, one briefcase, one coat, cape or blanket, one umbrella, or one duty-free item bought on the day of the flight.
  • Passengers traveling to the UK & USA would need to keep their electronic devices turned on for security checks. 

Cabin Class

Baggage Allowance

Royal Class

One piece with a maximum weight of 11 kg.

First Class

One piece with a maximum weight of 11 kg.

Business Class

One piece with a maximum weight of 11 kg.

Economy Class

One piece with a maximum weight of 7 kg.

* Maximum Dimensions 56 X 46 X 25 cm OR 22 X 18 X 10 inch

Kuwait Airways Check-in Information

Online check-in is available through Kuwait Airways official website for most destinations.  For this service, you must enter family name, flight number, booking confirmation, and passport information.

Passengers are eligible for online check-in when carrying a valid confirmed e-ticket. The check-in is available between 24 and 3 hours before departure time. Check-in online allows passengers to view/change seats, print, or download the e-ticket/boarding pass.

Passengers must arrive at the departure lounge check-in desk at least 90 minutes before departure time when traveling from Kuwait airport and 2 hours from other airports.  The e-receipt, along with baggage receipt, if applicable, must be present in order to obtain the boarding passes.

Airport Check-in

Check-in is also available upon arrival at the airport. Check-in desks typically open 3 hours before flight departure and close 1 hour before departure time. However, make sure to check each airport’s specific timings. 

FAQs for Kuwait Airways

  • Does Kuwait Airways allow web check-in?

    Yes, Kuwait Airways allows web check-in.

  • Does Kuwait Airways provide online seat selection?

    Yes, Kuwait Airways offers online seat selection at a nominal fee or free. It depends on your flight booking.

  • How many routes does Kuwait Airways service in total/as overall?

    The total number of routes serviced by Kuwait Airways is 106.

  • Does Almosafer offer any discounts on Kuwait Airways?

    Enjoy 7% Instant discount on international flights aboard Kuwait Airways using Al Rajhi Bank cards. Code: ARB. Valid till 3 July 2022