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Kuwait plane makes emergency landing in Brussels

A Kuwait Airways jetliner carrying 200 people, en route to London from Kuwait, made an emergency landing in Brussels due to a technical fault in the alarm system indicating smoke in the cargo compartment on Monday. The plane, an A

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Kuwait Airways signs contract to buy 25 Airbus jets

Kuwait Airways has signed a contract with planemaker Airbus to buy 25 aircraft and lease 12 others, the state news agency said on Wednesday, firming up an jet order that was announced last year. In December, the loss-making carrie

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Kuwait-Airbus deal on track despite probe

A parliamentary investigation into a Kuwait Airways plan to buy and lease aircraft from Airbus will not affect the deal, the state carrier's chairwoman told a local newspaper in comments published on Sunday. Kuwait's parli

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Airbus confirms $4.4bn Kuwait Airways order

Airbus confirmed on Monday that Kuwait Airways had signed a provisional agreement to buy 25 new aircraft in the biggest overhaul of its fleet since the 1990 Iraqi invasion. The Kuwaiti flag carrier plans to buy 10 A350-900 and 15

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Kuwait Airways may issue bonds to fund Airbus deal

Kuwait Airways may issue bonds or sukuk to finance a deal with Airbus to buy 25 new aircraft and lease 12 other new planes, the biggest overhaul of its fleet since the 1990 Iraqi invasion, an adviser to the airline said on Tuesday.

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Kuwait Airways to buy 25 new Airbus planes

Kuwait Airways has signed a contract with Airbus to buy 25 new aircraft and lease 12 other new planes in the biggest overhaul of its fleet since the 1990 Iraqi invasion, the state-owned carrier said. "The company will start t

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Kuwait Air chief suspended plane deal

Kuwait has suspended the chairman of state-owned Kuwait Airways in a dispute over his plans to buy five used aircraft from India's Jet Airways . Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas quoted the Communications Minister Esa Al-Kandari as s

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Kuwait Airways resumes Iraq flights

A scheduled Kuwait Airways flight landed in Iraq late on Wednesday for the first time since the 1990 Iraqi invasion, in the latest sign of improved ties between the neighbours. Kuwait's national airline flew 100 passengers to

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Blankets used to block air leak on Kuwait carrier

A Kuwaiti Airways passenger plane used blankets and bed sheets to block an air leak discovered through an emergency door while the jet was en route from Thailand to Kuwait, said a report. The passengers began to panic when they sa

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Kuwait Airways may delay Airbus jet deal

Kuwait Airways may delay a plan to buy 25 new aircraft from Airbus, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported on Monday, saying the state-owned carrier would prioritise leasing planes instead. Kuwait Airways signed an initial agreement with Ai

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