Behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 5261 posts, RR: 46 Posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4238 times:
KUWAIT AIRWAYS plans to commission its larger aircraft on some of the scheduled flights operating from Chennai and Thiruvananthapuram to Kuwait during January 2004 to meet the growing passenger demand.
Official sources told Business Line that the airline will operate the larger Airbus A-300 aircraft instead of an Airbus A-310 aircraft to both the Indian cities during January next year. The change of aircraft will offer more than 50 additional seats per flight in each direction, officials said. The move will result in more than 500 additional seats being offered from the two destinations to Kuwait.
While the airline will operate an Airbus A-300 aircraft on January 3, 5, 7, 14, 19 and 26 from Chennai, it plans to press into service the larger aircraft on the Thiruvananthapuram-Kuwait sector on January 17, 22 and 29.
The decision to operate a larger aircraft to the two cities is being taken as part of the `open-sky' policy of the Indian Government. The Union Government is following an open-sky policy for a three-month period starting December. However, in a departure from the past, the Indian authorities extended the open-sky policy to include the airlines from the Gulf region this year.
Besides, during the three-month period, the airline will be deploying larger aircraft at short notice on some other Indian destinations if there is enough passenger demand. Sources said the airline operated a larger Boeing 747-400 aircraft on the Kuwait-Mumbai-Kuwait sector tonight as there was heavy passenger demand.
Kuwait Airways operates 25 weekly flights to India, including a daily service to both Delhi and Mumbai, apart from offering a four-times-a-week connection from Chennai and a three-times-a-week connection from Kochi.
**I know that KUs royal family has a B 744 of its own but does KU too use them on commercial flights to CAIRO and now BOM???
ETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4206 times:
The KU 744 has been used on occasion. My understanding is the upper deck is blocked off and the aircraft must return to KWI before sunset (in case the royal family has to be evacuated), so the only destination that gets to see the aircraft is CAI. Didn't know about BOM, but hey- at KU anything is possible!
Korg747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 549 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4200 times:
I've had the pleasure of flying in it once. 1998. It really was an excellent flight and my first 747-400. but yeah the upper deck is closed and I remember that there wasn't a lot of seats in the aircraft either.
Santhosh From India, joined Sep 2001, 548 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 4086 times:
We in Trivandrum have the Kuwait comming here ever morning as KU365 at 0620h and leaving as KU366 at 0730h.Beacuse there are lots of people from Kerala Who are in the Middle East especially Kuwait,Doha,Dubai etc.... they make good profit from flights to TRV as it always come and leaves full.Besides Kuwait QR,WY & GF are happy with the flight to and fro TRV.