By Abdulaziz Al-Mejren
HAMBURG, Germany, Aug 25 (KUNA) -- A delegation from Kuwait Airways is due to arrive in the German city of Hamburg tomorrow Monday to receive the airliner's first Airbus A320neo, part of a 28-aircraft contract with the European manufacturer.
The delegation, headed by Kuwait Airways board chairman Yusuf Al-Jassem, will visit Airbus plant to get acquainted with latest aircraft technologies, as well as holding meetings with Airbus executives.
The delegation will officially receive the Airbus A320neo on Thursday and then fly back to Kuwait on Friday.
Kuwait Airways signed a contract with Airbus in December 2013 to purchase 25 types of A350 and A320neo, and to rent 12 planes of A330 and A320 pending delivery of the new aircraft.
The two sides amended the contract to include 28 aircraft which Kuwait Airways would be receiving up until 2026, by which Kuwait Airways would have a total of 38 planes - five A350-900, eight A300-800neo, 15 A32neo and 10 Boeing 777-300 ER.
Kuwait Airways was established in 1953 and it launched its first flight on March 16, 1954. Kuwait Government bought the company in 1962. (end) aam.bs