Monday 26 September 2016: Shannon Airport is delighted to announce that Kuwait Airways is to extend its Kuwait to New York JFK transit service through Shannon into the 2017 and double frequencies in the interim.
The service began operating three times weekly from the end of June for a planned four month period but the airline has now committed to extending the service until February 15th next, with the frequencies set to double to six weekly from October 31st.
The Shannon transit service is the first time the carrier’s flag has appeared for scheduled services on an Irish runway.
Welcoming the extension Andrew Murphy, Chief Commercial Office, Shannon Group said: “This is very good news for Shannon, not alone in that it is additional business for the airport but it illustrates again Shannon’s suitability as a transit stop for long-haul services between the likes of the Middle East and the US but also other east-west routes.
“Kuwait Airways originally looked at this as a temporary service and we are very encouraged by the fact that they have decided not alone to extend it to February but double frequencies to daily services, except for Sundays.
“Shannon has an excellent reputation for efficient and quick handling of all transit aircraft, from the smallest to the largest. We see opportunities to grow this side of the business and Kuwait Airways decision to extend and increase frequencies on their service further validates this.”
About Kuwait Airways
Kuwait Airways is the national airline of Kuwait, with its head office on the grounds of Kuwait International Airport, Al Farwaniyah Governorate. It 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. Kuwait Airways is a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organisation.