Kuwait Airways to Buy 10 Boeing 777-300ER Aircraft

Reuters24.11.2014 Aviation & Space
Kuwait Airways to Buy 10 Boeing 777-300ER Aircraft

Kuwait Airways to Buy 10 Boeing 777-300ER Aircraft

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Kuwait Airways has agreed to buy 10 widebody 777-300ER passenger aircraft from manufacturer Boeing to upgrade its fleet, the airline's Chairwoman said on Thursday.

The deal has a value of $3.3 billion at list price, although airlines rarely pay the catalogue price.

The 777-300ER is an “Extended Range” version of the 777 with seating for up to 386 passengers and a range of 7,825 nautical miles.

The carrier will begin taking delivery of these aircraft from November 2016 and they will also help Kuwait Airways launch new routes, Rasha Al-Roumi, chairwoman and managing director of Kuwait Airways said in a statement by Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).

Kuwait Airways last February agreed to purchase 25 new aircraft including Airbus A320-neos and A350s.

Boeing said it is pleased that Kuwait Airways has announced its intent to purchase 10 777-300ER airplanes.

“We appreciate the start of a new partnership with Kuwait Airways. Boeing looks forward to an enduring relationship with Kuwait Airways and we are excited to see that the 777-300ER airplane, which is the preferred long-haul carrier for so many airlines around the world, will now play an important role in the airline’s fleet strategy and expansion,” said Marty Bentrott, Vice President of Sales for Middle East, Russia and Central Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

The order will be posted on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website when finalized, the company said.

Source: Reuters; KUNA; Boeing



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