Kuwait Airways is the flag carrier of Kuwait and is headquartered at Kuwait International Airport. It was founded in 1953 by a group of Kuwaiti businessmen and started operation in 1954. The airline was acquired by the Government of Kuwait with a 50% stake which later increased to 100% shareholding.
The airline is now completely owned by the Government of Kuwait. It is one of the oldest airlines in Kuwait. The airline flies to 34 international destinations across Europe, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East and North America. The airline aims to become a link between the Eastern and Western regions for business and leisure travel. The services offered by the airline meet international standards and at the same time showcase the country’s traditions.
The airline has an alliance with Trans World Airlines to keep up with the demand. The airline is a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organisation.
The airline’s fleet consists of 17 aircraft which include 3 A320-200s, 3 A310-300s, 5 A300-605Rs, 4 A340-300s and 2 Boeing B777s. This was the airline’s fleet in 1998. Between 2014 and 2020 the airline received 30 more aircraft. The new aircraft are 5 Airbus A330-200s, 7 Airbus A320-200 CEO's, 10 Boeing B777-300ERs, 6 A320neos and 2 A330-800neo. The new narrow-body aircraft A320neo and A330-800nes are fuel efficient and eco-friendly. The Airbus A330-200 is a wide-body aircraft with 212 seats split into two cabins and two aisles. The new Boeing B777-300ER is the flagship aircraft of the fleet with the world’s largest and most powerful engine. In this aircraft, the different classes of travel offered are the Royal class, Business class, Premium Economy and Economy.
The airline has consistently offered high-quality services and is recognised for it. The various awards won by the airline are as follows:
Kuwait Airways offers three classes of travel on all flights. The services offered depend on the type of Kuwait Airways flight booking. The different travel classes are as follows:
This class offers comfortable seats with more space between the seats. Thus providing more comfort during the flight.
This class offers comfortable seats with a lie-flat option which offers total comfort during the flight.
In-flight entertainment system offers unlimited audio and movies (Hollywood, Bollywood and Arabic). Headsets are provided for viewing movies.
Passengers are provided with sleeping blinds along with blankets. Preferred Kuwaiti-style meals can be pre-booked.
Passengers can access the business lounge.
This class offers enclosed suites with fully reclinable seats that provide a high level of luxury and privacy.
The baggage allowance for Economy class and V & T fare type is 1 piece of 32 kg and for all fares except V & T is 2 pieces of 23 kg each. For both a handbag of up to 7 kg is allowed.
For Business Class, the checked-in baggage allowance is 2 pieces of 32 kg each and a handbag weighing not more than 11 kg.
For Royal and First Class, the checked-in baggage allowance is 3 pieces of 32 kg each and a handbag weighing not more than 11 kg.
You can easily check the baggage policy here.
Passengers can check in online or at the airport counter. The rules are as follows:
Passengers can check in online 24 hours to 3 hours before the scheduled flight departure. Passengers can select/change seats and get check-in information by email. The e-receipt can be printed and has to be presented at the airport to get the boarding pass. For select airports online boarding passes are allowed.
Passengers can check in online 24 hours to 3 hours before flight departure. Passengers can check in using the airline’s website or the app. Passengers can save and print the e-receipt to be presented at the airport to collect the boarding pass. For select airports, passengers can download and print the boarding pass or send it to an email.
Passengers can watch movies and programs or play games or listen to the audio provided by the airline’s one of the best in the world in-flight entertainment systems. Kuwait Airlines offers a selection of standard meals and Kuwaiti-style meals which can be pre-booked. Special meals are also offered on the basis of religion or health reasons.
The airline offers a Frequent Flyer program called ‘Oasis Club’. Passengers can earn miles on all Kuwait Airways flights but not on codeshare flights unless otherwise stated. Individuals above the age of 2 years are eligible to become members. Only one person can enroll in one account. Miles can be redeemed on all routes via the airline and Oasis Club partners. Only the fares published by the airline are eligible for mileage credit.
Kuwait Airlines offers assistance to passengers with health-related problems and allows special beds/incubators, oxygen devices and stretchers. Patients with vision disabilities are guided by a Seeing Eye dog. Passengers with mobility problems are provided with wheelchair assistance across all destinations. Passengers can request a special service while doing Kuwait Airways flight booking.
Passengers can cancel tickets online through the airline’s website and apply for a refund under the ‘Manage My Booking’ tab. Tickets bought through a travel agent or sales office can be cancelled from where it is bought.
Please refer to the Kuwait Airways cancellation policy here.
Kuwait Airlines is committed to providing the best-in-class services to passengers. The goal of the airline is to become an airline with a global reach and a local touch. You can do Kuwait Airways online booking at Cleartrip. You can do one-way, round-trip or multi-city Kuwait Airways bookings and also get all the required information.
The booking process is simple and you can book tickets online in just a few clicks. The promotions and the sales provided by the airline are made available on the Checkout page and thus can be easily accessed. You can compare the airfare across multiple dates before making a booking. Once you register with Cleartrip you can get alerts about drops in air fares and offers on expensive tickets. You can find the cheapest flight by using the Search function.
You have to enter the from and to airports, the number of travellers and the travel date and you will get a list of available flights. The cheapest flight will be shown at the top of the list. You can review the list and do the booking of choice. Cleartrip also offers an app to search for and book tickets easily.
Passengers with a confirmed e-ticket can check in online using the airline’s website or the app 24 hours to 3 hours before flight departure.
The free baggage allowed depends on the class of travel. For Economy class fare type V & T 1 piece of 32 kg and a handbag of 7 kg is allowed, for Economy class all fares except V & T the check-in baggage allowance is 2 pieces of 23 kg each and a handbag of 7 kg. For Business Class, the baggage allowance is 2 pieces of 32 kg each and a handbag of 11 kg. For Royal and First Class, the baggage allowance is 3 pieces of 32 kg each and a handbag of 11 kg.
No, an infant does not need a separate seat on Kuwait Airways flight.
No, online check-in is not mandatory when flying via the airline.
The airline flies to 34 international destinations across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and North America.
The airline offers one of the best in the world in-flight entertainment systems that offers movies, games and audio.
The airline allows the transport of service animals in the cabin.
No, the airline does not serve alcohol onboard.
The airline’s airline code is KU.
The airline does not allow passengers to carry alcohol in checked-in baggage or hand luggage.