Kuwait Airways, the national carrier of Kuwait, has taken delivery of its first A320neo aircraft.
The delivery is a milestone in Kuwait Airways’ 65th anniversary celebrations, marking an important step in the airline’s ambitious fleet renewal and growth plans, which will phase-in 15 A320neo aircraft to its fleet in the coming years, following a purchase agreement signed in 2014.
The A320neo will be a pillar of Kuwait Airways’ single-aisle fleet, bringing continuity to the success delivered by its current seven A320ceos, and ensuring a smooth transition for pilots, crews, and technical teams.
The A320neo will boost the airline’s profitability with the world’s most advanced and fuel-efficient single-aisle aircraft. Kuwait Airways’ new A320neo is powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines and is configured in a spacious two-class layout, including 12 business class and 122 economy class seats. The aircraft offers the widest single-aisle cabin in the market with unmatched comfort in all classes. It also provides the latest in-flight entertainment technology.
The A320neo and its derivatives are the world’s best-selling single-aisle aircraft family with over 6,600 orders from more than 100 customers all over the world. It has pioneered and incorporated the latest technologies, including an industry reference cabin and latest generation engines, delivering 20% fuel savings per seat. Further to lower emissions, the A320neo also offers additional environmental benefits with nearly a 50% reduction in noise footprint compared to previous-generation aircraft.
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