Kuwait Airways to buy 25 new Airbus planes
Kuwait, December 3, 2013
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 to receive the new planes from the second quarter of 2014," the national carrier said in its statement.
The airline did not disclose the value of the agreement or give details about the type of aircraft, but said that it would give a news conference today.
In May, Kuwait Airways said it had signed an initial agreement with Airbus to buy 25 new aircraft and had taken an option on 10 more, saying the order would be for 15 A320neo narrowbody jets and 10 of Airbus's new A350-900 XWB.
The airline wants to take out of service 11 jets from its 17-strong fleet, the planes of which have an average age of 18 years.-Reuters