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User currently offlineKWI From Kuwait, joined Apr 2000, 153 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1239 times:

hi all,
in the not too distant past, airlines such as Air France, Alitalia, Swissair, and Philippine Airlines have stopped operations to Kuwait, when i know for a fact that Kuwait was a successful destination for all of these carriers. i have flown with SR and AF to and from KWI many times and the aircraft was always at least 50% full. as for PR, there are thousands of Philippino workers in Kuwait, aand surely Kuwait must have been a destination that was worth serving. PR used to have daily flights and so did SR. the AF flights were 5x weekly. AZ was either a 4 or 5x weekly flight. so when these carriers stopped serving KWI, i thought that it was a bit strange. if anyone has any info, it would be much appreciate it.

KWI

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User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1204 times:

A load factor of 50% is not that great. It might be a reason to cancel a route.

GOT



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User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1188 times:

Phillipine Airlines cancelled flights to Dubai as well but it wasn't because the route was a loser, but because they went bankrupt and cancelled all of their long haul destinations...but now they're gradually rebuilding their route network...you never know you might see them back in kuwait, but not in Dubai because they codeshare with EK.


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User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1617 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1174 times:

Ahlan KWI.........
Well the thing with Kuwait is that there are a limited number of pax primarily because of the small Q80 population. With all those airlines serving Kuwait......for some of them to quit was only inevitable.Also the emergence of a regional HUB like DXB makes the airlines focus more towards that ....As for now BA,KLM,Olympic and LH are serving Kuwait and they are doing well.Specially BA as there is alot of traffic to UK and people flying to USA from Q8 also fly BA alot ... many of my Q80 friends fly BA home when college gets off here in Boston. I once read somewhere that BA might quit Kuwait but i find that very difficult to believe ........ currently its a daily 777 service.

Maa salama
Saif


User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6235 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1171 times:

Is it true that Phillipine is flying to SFO ?
Chepos
Puerto Rico



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User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1165 times:

Yes chepos and it also flies to YVR from SFO.


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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1163 times:

KHI747 I also read in the Khaleej times some years ago that airlines are to going to focus on just one Hub in the Gulf in the future and the competition is between Bahrain, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, infact Bahrain has also recently adopted an open skies policy and is already attracting new carriers and some others that quit the state years back Smile


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User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6235 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1158 times:

Thanks Marcos.
Chepos
Puerto Rico



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User currently offlineAirlanka From Australia, joined Oct 1999, 180 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1157 times:

Both Kuwait Airways and SriLankan have increased their flights to 4 per week KU using AB6 and A310 and UL using their new A330-200s. It seems Kuwait-Colombo route is profitable for both KU and UL mainly due to worker traffic.

AirLanka



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User currently offlineHisham From Lebanon, joined Aug 1999, 701 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1152 times:

Doesn't Srilankan fly from Kuwait to Beirut? Can it carry pax on this sector?
And what about the Kuwait Airways service to India (I think) via Beirut with the A3403?
Thanks.

Hisham.


User currently offlineKevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1147 times:

Kifak Hisham?

As far as I know, Sri Lankan flies non stop to Beirut on Tuesdays with an A340.
On Sunday the A330 is used and it makes a stopover in Kuwait.

Regards


User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1146 times:

Isnt Lebanon on one side and India on the other of Kuwait(middle), doubt it if that service operates via Beirut, if it does its strange Smile


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User currently offlineHisham From Lebanon, joined Aug 1999, 701 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1134 times:

Ahlan Kevin. Thanks for the info.

Airmale, you're right but I'm sure I read it somewhere. And I've seen the 340 myself several times in BEY. It wasn't flying KWI-BEY-KWI (this route was flown with the A300). I just checked on the Kuwait Airways site, it seems all The India flights are non-stop.

So anybody knows where was Kuwait Airways flying the A340 from Beirut?

Hisham.


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