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Wataniya not put off by premium downturn

20-Nov-2008

Wataniya Airways CEO, George Cooper, announced in early Nov-08 that the carrier has no plans to defer its launch of operations in Kuwait from its Jan-09 target, despite the ongoing global financial crisis. The premium-focused carrier’s CEO stated that while it may have been easier for the carrier to have launched services during a “less volatile” period, it is pushing ahead despite the present uncertainty. The carrier recently completed hiring of both pilots and cabin crew for its launch phase. [648 words]

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Subheadings:

  • Limiting its ambitions to weather the storm

Graphs and data:

  • Middle East carriers' A320 seating configurations
  • Worldwide, to/from Middle East average and Middle East internal premium traffic growth: May-06 to Sep-08
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