Kuwait Airways restructures an existing order to add more Airbus jets

KUWAIT CITY, KUWAITKuwait Airways announced that it has restructured an existing order with Airbus for 31 jetliners instead of 28 in which it has also reduced orders for A350-900 jets.



Chief Executive Ma'an Razoq told a press conference the restructured aircraft order, estimated to be worth $3 billion, would save the loss-making carrier a total of $200 million.

The new deal, which includes some aircraft already delivered, is for nine A320neos, six A321 neos, three A321neo-LRs, four A330-800neos, seven A330-900neos, and two A350-900s.

"All jets will be delivered by the end of 2028," Razoq said.

The original 28 jet order was for 15 A320 neos, eight A330-800neos, and five A350-900s, according to Airbus' website.

Of the original order, the airline has already taken delivery of six A320neos and two A330-800neos.

Kuwait Airways' current Airbus fleet comprises 20 jets in total from previous and newer generation aircraft families.

Via Reuters
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