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And the launch destination of Wataniya Airways is…Dubai (in Feb-09)


Wataniya Airways announced Dubai as its first destination, with the premium-focused start-up carrier planning to commence twice daily Kuwait-Dubai service on 08-Feb-09 (instead of the previously announced Jan-09 launch). The carrier commenced its ticketing operations for the service on 24-Nov-08. [1007 words]

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  • First airline to offer commercial services from Kuwait Royal Terminal
  • Low density A320 configuration, with emphasis on premium economy offering
  • Not perturbed by challenges facing premium airlines
  • Focusing on the product
  • Parent company to be listed on KSE in Dec-08

Graphs and data:

  • Dubai-Kuwait capacity share by carrier (seats per week as % of total): Week commencing 24-Nov-08
  • Wataniya Airways fleet plan: Nov-08
  • Middle East carriers' A320 seating configurations
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