Kuwait Airways has taken delivery of their first Boeing 777-300ER with the arrival of 9K-AOC (MSN 62561, L/N 1448) in Kuwait. The delivery flight was direct from Paine Field in Everett, Washington to Kuwait.
The nine other 777-300ERs are expected to be delivered by Q4 of next year. The new variant also marks the introduction of a brand new livery as part of an ongoing transformation of the airline.
Kuwait’s -300ERs will have 334 seats with eight in First Class, 36 in Business, and 290 in Economy. The -300ER is also powered by the most powerful engine in the world, the GE90-115B producing 115,000 lbs. of thrust each.
According to Chairwoman and CEO Rasha A. Al Round, the new aircraft will be deployed on domestic familiarisation flights before being used for London Heathrow services.
Kuwait Airways currently operates 20 Airbus A320s, five Airbus A330-200s, four A340-300s, one Boeing 747-400(M), and two Boeing 777-200ERs.
The airline also plans to add 10 Airbus A350s and 15 Airbus A320neos. The new -300ERs will enhance inflight experiences and will also take the airline’s capacity to new heights.
“As part of Kuwait Airways’ five-year transformation strategy, we are pleased to welcome the arrival of the first of 10 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft into our fleet,” remarked Al Roumi.