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Kuwait Airways concludes deal to purchase 10 Boeing 777-300ER planes

Kuwait Airways Chairperson and CEO Rasha Al-Roumi
Kuwait Airways Chairperson and CEO Rasha Al-Roumi
KUWAIT, Dec 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Airways announced here on Monday it has signed a deal to purchase 10 777-300ER passenger aircraft from manufacturer Boeing to upgrade its fleet.
On the sidelines of the signing, Rasha Al-Roumi, the company's Chairperson and CEO, said in a press statement that the new contract paves the way for revamping and upgrading the fleet to help the company compete with other airlines.
Kuwait Airways seeks to offer the best services to all customers through a new modern fleet, she said.
Under this deal, the delivery will start as of November 2016, Al-Roumi said, noting that the 10 widebody planes will help cover the company's current and future routes, especially long-haul flights.
The signing coincides with the delivery of Airbus planes, she noted, lauding continuous support of the government to help the company upgrade its fleet in accordance with the company's privatization law. (end) fnk.tab.hm