Kuwait Airways has finalized an order for 10 Boeing 777-300ERs, in a deal which Boeing values at $3.3 billion at list prices.
The airline originally announced in November its intent to order the 10 Boeing 777-300ER widebodies.
“Kuwait Airways has plans to renew its fleet as well as expand its operations and the 777-300ER is a perfect airplane for our strategy,” says Rasha Al Roumi, Kuwait Airways’ CEO.
“The airplane has already validated its position in terms of high reliability, low operating costs and fuel efficiency,” adds Al Roumi. “We are looking forward to having the 777-300ER join our fleet.”
According to Boeing Commercial Airplanes, the 777-300ER offers 99.5 per cent operational reliability. The manufacturer claims the 777-300ER is the most reliable twin-aisle aircraft in the world.
The 777-300ER can carry 386 passengers in a standard three-class configuration for distances up to 7,825 nautical miles (14,490 kilometers), on non-stop routes.
Mainly an operator of Airbus aircraft (which include A300-600Rs, A310-300s, A320s and A340-300s) and with A320s, A320neos, A330-200s and A350-900s on order, Kuwait Airways also has two Boeing 777-200ERs in its fleet.