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Kuwait Airways needs inclusive revamping to compete, make profits again - CEO
February 27, 2018, 10:45 am
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Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) needs inclusive revamping in order to compete and make profits again, said CEO Ibrahim Al-Khazzam on Tuesday. Major efforts are required to salvage the Corporation from losses endured annually, mostly for reasons the current management is not directly linked to, noted Al-Khazzam to KUNA on the sideline of his visit to London.

"In order for Kuwait Airways to make profits and be part of the world's elite carriers, it needs a compliment-free commercial strategy, as well as coordination and cooperation with Kuwait International Airport and the Interior Ministry," he noted.

KAC board of April 2017 has drawn a commercial-based strategy, seeing it as a "lifeline" that would stir up all other sectors at the Corporation, he pointed out. KAC does not suffer from any technical problems; au contraire, it has highly-efficient technical teams, Al-Khazzam said.

He revealed that the national carrier had recently purchased 10 Boeing 777, 15 A320 and 10 A350 Airbuses with the aim to expand and commence new routes for next summer, including Tbilisi, Georgia and Trabzon, Turkey.

He also noted that, for the first time, the Corporation is collaborating with the Ministry of Higher Education in designating 180 seats for young Kuwaitis wishing to pursue a career in aviation.

Established in 1953, KAC operates scheduled international services throughout the Middle East, to the Indian subcontinent, Europe, Southeast Asia and North America, from its main base at Kuwait International Airport.

Source: KUNA

 

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