Kuwait’s Flag Carrier Overseas Expansion Continues in Full Force

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LONDON – Kuwait national carrier, Kuwait Airlines (KWI) continues to expand overseas. Casablanca and Vienna are now on the airline’s network. 


Flights to Vienna have been touted as a solid comeback for the Gulf carrier, as it banks its hope on growth in Europe, despite uncertainty in the continent. As of the 12th of June of this year, the airline will fly two flights per week on Sundays and Thursdays.

“Kuwait Airways is pleased to announce to its valued customers, the operation of its flights to Vienna, which is one of the most important destinations that the Company will launch in the coming period, due to its distinction as one of the largest cities for tourism in Europe and is well-known for its historical and cultural attractions such as palaces and museums, along with its musical legacy and renowned restaurants.”

The selection of this destination came after systematic research and also a consideration for the number of visitors to this destination, especially during the summer season due to its moderate climate,” said Kuwait Airways Chief Executive Officer, Eng. Maen Razouqi 

He added that: “Kuwait Airways is relentlessly striving to launch a variety of diverse destinations that meet the requirements of its valued customers, as it had previously announced the launch of 17 new destinations, linking Kuwait to the world, and in an effort to meet the growing demand for short, medium and long-term markets.”

“Kuwait Airways renders immense attention to the comfort and services provided to its customers, with the opportunity to travel on KAC’s aircraft to their favorite destination.”

The opening of this route gained lots of fanfare and publicity. In fact, the press day for the announcing of this route was attended by Chief Executive Officer, Eng. Maen Razouqi received the Ambassador of Austria to the State of Kuwait, H.E. Marian Alexander at the Kuwait Airways headquarters. 

The route opening is a chance to strengthen the bilateral ties between Kuwait and Austria, in the dimensions, of social, political and the economy. Cultural ties could also be boosted with incoming tourists from both ends.

Vienna offers is a very popular tourist destination in Europe: the capital of music and culture. Moreover, Vienna is a gateway to other destinations in Central and Eastern Europe, where onwards destinations can easily connect through Vienna Schwechat International Airport. 

Director of Marketing and Sales, Mr. Amin Al-Haimy said, “Kuwait Airways’ choice of Vienna came due to increased demand for this destination, especially in the summer season, from customers preferring to travel to Vienna for the purpose of tourism and to enjoy an exceptional journey.” “

Hence, the Blue Bird is keen to meet customer aspirations and decided to launch direct flights to the Austrian city of Vienna,” he concluded.


As of the 1st of June, the airline flew its inaugural flight to Casablanca, Morocco with two scheduled flights per week on Sundays and Wednesdays, using the state of the art Airbus A330-800neo. 

The CEO said: “Kuwait Airways is pleased to launch its first flight to the city of Casablanca in Morocco. This destination has always been of immense preferential importance to our customers, due to its popular touristic attractions, as well as its historic and cultural landmarks.”

He later added: “Choosing Casablanca as a destination complements the plans developed by Kuwait Airways to expand its network of routes around the world, and to new and preferred markets that meet the aspirations and requirements of its customers.”

“The selection of this destination came after extensive and systematic research of the feasibility, effectiveness, and profitability of this route for the Company.”

Casablanca is also an important market for the airline, as it is the Kingdom’s largest city at 3.36 million people. Morocco has been becoming increasingly popular with tourists around the world, especially in the Gulf region. 


This will inevitably strengthen the airline’s presence in Europe after its opening of the Vienna route and Africa with Casablanca. This should strengthen the carrier’s position in the Gulf state, giving more connecting passengers a larger option, especially those from Asia to fly to either Europe or Northern Africa. 

These openings are also signals of positive recovery for the industry in a post-Covid world. 

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