Kuwait City — State-owned Kuwait Airways announced on Monday that it will purchase 31 aircraft from Airbus instead of 28 as part of a restructuring agreement to reduce orders for the A350-900 jet.
CEO Ma’an Razoq said at a news conference that orders for reorganized aircraft were estimated to be worth $ 3 billion, saving a total of $ 200 million in deficit airlines.
New deals, including aircraft already delivered, are nine A320neos, six A321 Neos, three A321neo-LRs, four A330-800neos, seven A330-900neos, and two A350-900s.
“All jets will be delivered by the end of 2028,” Razoq said.
According to the Airbus website, the initial 28 jet orders were 15 A320 Neos, 8 A330-800 Neos, and 5 A350-900s.
According to the website, of the original orders, the airline has already delivered six A320neos and two A330–800neos.
Kuwait Airways is now aiming for a break-even point even before 2026, said Ali Aldkan.
By Ahmed Hagagy