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Wataniya Airways (Kuwait) To Fly To Rome  
User currently offlineLIPZ From Austria, joined Jun 2006, 1075 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6171 times:

Looks like Wataniya Airways is expanding operations into Europe after Istanbul's launch.
Eff from May 31, new 3xw Kuwait City - Rome service is available with A-320.

KW 631 KWI FCO 09.05 13.35 (1-3-5--)
KW 632 FCO KWI 15.10 21.00 (1-3-5--)


KWI-FCO route is already flown by Kuwait Airways (c/s with Alitalia), 4xw with AB6/340.

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User currently offlineLIPZ From Austria, joined Jun 2006, 1075 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6113 times:

I forgot it, new Vienna-Kuwait too!

Eff Jun 2

KW 641 KWI VIE 09.45 14.05 (--3-5-7)
KW 642 VIE KWI 15.00 20.45 (--3-5-7)


User currently offlinesurfandsnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2908 posts, RR: 31
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6090 times:

So Kuwait's second LCC beat the first one (Jazeera) to the European market! This sure can't bode well for KU, which will see even more of its pax base move to the competition...


Flying in the middle seat of coach is much better than not flying at all!
User currently offlineLIPZ From Austria, joined Jun 2006, 1075 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6032 times:

Wataniya is not exactly a LCC, they offer premium economy, business class, FFP...

User currently offlineTW741 From Liechtenstein, joined Sep 2004, 478 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5595 times:

Quoting LIPZ (Reply 1):
I forgot it, new Vienna-Kuwait too!
Eff Jun 2
KW 641 KWI VIE 09.45 14.05 (--3-5-7)
KW 642 VIE KWI 15.00 20.45 (--3-5-7)

Is this already confirmed?
For Rome I saw a statement from Wataniya already but nothing so far for VIE

Is there really a market for local traffic between VIE and KWI?



TWA - we showed you how good we have been!
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19260 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5522 times:

Quoting LIPZ (Reply 3):
Wataniya is not exactly a LCC, they offer premium economy, business class, FFP...

Indeed. Due to a mixed cabin - with premium economy its lowest class - its seating density is very low at just 122 seats. In comparison, G9 has 162 seats, and W6 (OK, not a Middle Eastern carrier, but for comparative purposes) 180 seats (the maximum). And due to its superior offerings, includes:

Sheikh Saad Terminal Guest Services:

Valet parking and porter service
Short, convenient check-in times
Lounge with wireless internet and refreshments
Concierge service for travel arrangements
Leisure shopping facilities
Professional guest service agents
Quick arrival from aircraft to customs

Additional First Class guest services:

Arrival and departure limousine service
Exclusive lounge with complimentary catering and refreshments
Prayer rooms, quiet lounge, and family area
Fast-track immigration and security
VIP shuttle transport to aircraft for boarding

The above is from: http://www.wataniyaairways.com/eng/e...rways/sheikhSaadTerminal/index.jsp

Also, see:

Premium economy offerings:
http://www.wataniyaairways.com/eng/e...yaAirways/premiumEconomy/index.jsp

First class offerings:
http://www.wataniyaairways.com/eng/e...taniyaAirways/firstClass/index.jsp

So, yes, a real LCC.   



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineOD-BWH From Kuwait, joined Jan 2002, 399 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5208 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 5):

I don't know why they refer to KW as an LCC. They describe themselves as a premium airline.

I've flown them twice, both in F and Y, and I can tell it's not an LCC by any way, it compares only to full service airlines. Seat pitch in Y is very generous. I'm 6' and I can sit comfortably. Their food is great as well.



A300, A319, A320, A321, A332, A333, A343, A346, A388, B734, B738, B744, B772, B773, F70, MD11
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19260 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5196 times:

Quoting OD-BWH (Reply 6):
it compares only to full service airlines.

Based on their newness and promises and apparent attention to detail, I'd have thought that they'd be better than most full-service airlines in the world, although I have not yet flown them.

[Edited 2010-04-08 14:13:51]


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15841 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5149 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 5):
So, yes, a real LCC

No they aren't really a LCC, but rather a Lower fare carrier more like Virgin America, Baboo, or the ill-fated Legend.



Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19260 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5044 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 8):
No they aren't really a LCC, but rather a Lower fare carrier more like Virgin America, Baboo, or the ill-fated Legend.

For goodness sake! It was SARCASM!



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3702 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4937 times:

Quoting LIPZ (Thread starter):
KWI-FCO route is already flown by Kuwait Airways (c/s with Alitalia), 4xw with AB6/340

What days do KU fly this route?



"I want to know the voice of God the rest is just details" --A. Einstein
User currently offlineLIPZ From Austria, joined Jun 2006, 1075 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4840 times:

Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 10):
What days do KU fly this route?
KWI-FCO
Wataniya 1-3-5--
Kuwait Airways 12-4-6-


FCO-KWI
Wataniya 1-3-5--
Kuwait Airways -23-5-7


User currently offlineLIPZ From Austria, joined Jun 2006, 1075 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4615 times:

ROME
http://www.wataniyaairways.com/eng/a...lianCapital.jsp?type=1~IA9JyIp3KZM

VIENNA
http://www.wataniyaairways.com/eng/a...htstoVienna.jsp?type=1~IA9JyIp3KZM


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