Kuwait Airways announced scheduling a daily flight to New York on the sidelines of launching its new Boeing 777-300ER aircrafts. The number of passengers flying to New York through Kuwait Airways has increased prominently last year, said the company in a statement on Saturday.
The company's market share of flights to North America was recorded at 20 percent, it added. Meanwhile, it said the New York flights will not include transits in Shannon Airport in Ireland, adding that the company aims to provide direct flights only.
Kuwait Airways, the national airline of Kuwait, is one of the oldest aviation companies in the Gulf region. The company was named 'Kuwait National Airways' upon establishment in 1953. The carrier was formed as a private company, but the Kuwaiti government acquired full interest by 100 percent in 1962.