Kuwait Airways, the official national carrier, on Saturday announced the arrival of its fourth aircraft of a family of long-range twin-engine jets, the Boeing 777-300ER (Kubbar), which is part of a 10-planes deal expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2017.
Kuwait Airways Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer Rasha Al-Roumi said in a press statement that the new plane represented a clear success story which supported plans for development adopted by the government of Kuwait to become an attractive financial and commercial center for investment. She added that the aircraft's name Kubbar came from one of the most significant islands in the country, which lies south of the capital Kuwait. Al-Roumi also attributed recent progress to the diligence of Kuwait Airways' workforce, adding that the company aimed to earn the trust of Kuwaiti citizens.
One of the oldest airlines in the Gulf region, the Kuwaiti government acquired full ownership of Kuwait Airways in 1962.